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Planet 51 Reviews

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Todd Gilchrist

A poorly animated, poorly conceived, utterly predictable science fiction adventure without a single shred of originality.

Full Review Source:

February 15, 2012
Perri Nemiroff

So inane that not only is adult enjoyment unattainable, even younger audiences will be on to its lack of intelligence and novelty.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 12, 2010
Brian Orndorf

"A poorly conceived comedy spotlighting a collection of anal-centric humor that's about as appealing as baseball bat to the face."

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D

June 2, 2010
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

In terms of animation, Planet 51 is out of this world. Then there's the story and the characters, which are about as dull as a dirty penny.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 79/100

March 13, 2010
William Goss

A short-sighted assembly of sci-fi references and scatalogical humor that should nonetheless placate undemanding tots ... for ninety minutes or so.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

December 17, 2009
James O'Ehley

Nothing really gels and Planet 51 just comes across as shrill, rushed and unfunny.

December 15, 2009
Lynden Barber

While certainly diverting, its overly frantic attempts at humour, pointless homages to other films and lack of charm mean it falls some way short. It's not terrible but neither is it memorable.

| Original Score: 3/5

December 13, 2009
Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)

A charming spoof of cold-war alien paranoia, this is visually inventive and full of action, but could do with more humour.

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (UK) | Original Score: 3/5

December 11, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]

A thin joke becomes attenuated to breaking point.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

December 11, 2009
Giles Hardie

Well and truly aimed at kids, Planet 51 is a film they will thoroughly enjoy yet which any accompanying adult will have lots of laughs in too.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

December 9, 2009
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)

Just how much of this will be appreciated by children is questionable, but the film is clearly intended to keep them happy with lashings of colour, movement and cheesy jokes while older, diehard geeks can enjoy all the reference spotting.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

December 9, 2009
Colin Fraser
FILMINK (Australia)

Funny and well designed, but doesn't live up to potential due to uninspired dialogue and heavy hand of marketing.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

December 9, 2009
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

The screenplay aims wide for every snappy, pop-culture joke that can possibly be cracked. But the viewer's funnybone remains an elusive target.

Full Review Source: Herald Sun (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

December 9, 2009
Michael Adams
Empire Magazine Australasia

Little kids who've never seen this story before might get a kick out of it and its bold colours. Parents will be yawning and looking at their watches. At least G-Force dared you to hate it; this just dares you to stay awake.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 1/5

December 7, 2009
Anders Wotzke

I'm going to go out on a limb and say Planet 51 was written by a bunch of monkeys...who were trapped in a room with some typewriters. Surprisingly, the works of Shakespeare are the only texts they haven't blatantly ripped off.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 2/5

December 6, 2009
Cynthia Fuchs

Glar and his friends are more or less all-purpose protestors, showing up on sidewalks with placards announcing, "We're really upset!" over nothing specific. And that makes them about as amiable and as bland as everyone else on Planet 51.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

December 4, 2009
Derek Adams
Time Out
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There's enough of a storyline here to keep younger space cadets moderately settled.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

December 4, 2009
Kevin Maher
Times [UK]

A hideously annoying and emotionally blank tale.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

December 4, 2009
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

It could have added up to something. Alas, any excitement is submerged by the relentless barrage of trite sci-fi allusions and nudge-nudge gags aimed solely at adults.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

December 4, 2009
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

The action pans out pretty predictably but such is the verve of the story and the impressive visuals you may find yourself heading off course to catch Planet 51.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

December 4, 2009
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