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Escape From Planet Earth Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
July 27, 2014
The animation is hardly out of this world, but a script polish from Stephen Fry and others means that there is a sprinkling of good gags to accompany the siblings' adventures.
Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)
March 9, 2014
This is very much by-numbers pre-teen fare, spiced up by the sound of William Shatner enjoying himself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McCahill
March 7, 2014
Its secret weapon is a satirically inclined script, reworked by Stephen Fry among others, that disrupts the general factory-line vibe with regular funny lines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
March 6, 2014
It's a lively, unpretentious adventure that should delight young children and has enough pop culture gags and sly humor to amuse their parents.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 3, 2013
Makes for a solid Family Movie Night feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2013
A ripper sci-fi comedy adventure guaranteed to galvanize the attention of the red-cordial crowd...delightful, pastel-coloured, busy piece of bubble-gum kids' cinema has fun playing up all the alien conspiracy theories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
March 22, 2013
Aliens of all shapes and sizes provide amusing banter in this likeable, happy and colourful 3D animation in which planets are saved and family ties nurtured.
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Joe Leydon
February 19, 2013
A lightweight, warp-speed, brightly colored trifle that should delight small children and sporadically amuse their parents.
February 18, 2013
A surprisingly well-produced effort that fills the recent vacuum of family films without totally sucking.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
February 18, 2013
It never discovers new worlds, but "Escape From Planet Earth" is, in its genial way, escape enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter
February 15, 2013
Passable animated entertainment is stronger on humor than adventure.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
February 15, 2013
It ... provides a few smiles, and a decent amount of rainy-day, kiddie entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
February 15, 2013
A sci-fi chuckler that somehow manages to elude tedium, despite being a revisionist rip of rival 'toons, from Pixar on down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Rechtshaffen
Jam! Movies
February 15, 2013
What Escape from Planet Earth may lack in novelty, it compensates for with a zippy pace and lively voice characterizations, led by Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sofia Vergara and William Shatner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
October 10, 2014
One only has to think of Battlefield Earth and After Earth to realise that putting the name of our planet into a movie title isn't always a good idea. Happily, Escape From Planet Earth is a reasonable exception.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
March 5, 2014
A painted-by-numbers 3D kid-flick enlivened mostly by Rob Corddry, who plays the fastidious, nerdy brother to Brendan Fraser's doomed Buzz Lightyear clone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Sawin
June 4, 2013
Escape from Planet Earth doesn't even try to make itself memorable. It's like a generic case of really uncomfortable indigestion that you'll forget about as soon it ends.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
June 3, 2013
nothing more than a profit margin placeholder for those without the creativity or the caring to make something truly special.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 20, 2013
Chalk this one up as a decent kiddie film which takes aim at adults, but misses the target.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Steve Newall
April 18, 2013
Content to pitch most of its plot twists and gags squarely at kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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