• R, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    John Hughes
    In Theaters:
    Nov 25, 1987 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 21, 2000
  • Paramount Pictures

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Reviews

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Marc Lee
Daily Telegraph

Planes,Trains and Automobiles is a very funny film.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 4/5

December 24, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

One of the funniest films ever made...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 4/4

December 30, 2012
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

A surprisingly powerful, and incredibly funny, little movie led by two terrific performances and John Hughes' razor sharp script.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 9/10

January 29, 2012
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The finest comedy screenplay John Hughes ever wrote.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 8/10

October 31, 2011

Bullz-Eye.com

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 5/5

October 1, 2011
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Typically Hughes: funny, zany, silly, a little bit dull and annoying, and, eventually, a whole lot sentimental.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

September 28, 2011

Film4

Expertly executed and very funny road movie that mixes physical, verbal and situational comedy to memorable and highly likeable effect.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 26, 2011
Gavin Bainbridge
Empire Magazine

A warm, mature offering from Hughes, with Martin's restraint a perfect counterpoint to Candy's enormous (and enormously amusing) fooling around.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2011
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com

What distinguishes this film from others in the genre is the undercurrent of melancholy between the laughs.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 9, 2009
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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It is, of course, always a pleasure to watch Martin's steam-gauge face register his rising internal pressures and to witness his exquisitely expressed blowoffs. But Candy offers even more insinuating delights.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

November 21, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Producer-director-writer Hughes infuses his film with an appealing sense of sentiment and humanity -- not to mention many hilarious scenes.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

November 21, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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Man versus technology has been one of the staples of screen comedy since the earliest silent days, and Hughes makes the most of the format here packing as many of the frustrations of modern life as he can into this calamitous travelog of roadside America.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 21, 2008
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

March 9, 2008
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com

| Original Score: 3/5

November 13, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

This slapstick comedy -- with Steve Martin playing the fussy straight man -- should never have worked, but it does, and well enough to earn a place as a holiday classic.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

November 17, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

There's plenty of big laughs in this odd-couple comedy, but the main characters are also given a number of human moments, which leads to an ending that's downright poignant.

| Original Score: 8/10

February 20, 2006
Derek Adams
Time Out
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Essentially, it's the stars' keenly observed nuances of character that make this comedy amiable enough.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Christian Toto
Washington Times

| Original Score: 4/5

July 24, 2005
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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| Original Score: 3/5

July 7, 2005
Eric Melin
Lawrence.com

| Original Score: 4/5

May 18, 2005
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