Escape From Planet Earth Reviews

March 9, 2014
This is very much by-numbers pre-teen fare, spiced up by the sound of William Shatner enjoying himself.
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.
March 18, 2013
An animated film that goes lamely where many have gone before.
February 22, 2013
The best thing I can say about Escape From Planet Earth is that I didn't end up hating it as much as I thought I was going to during the first half.
February 19, 2013
Just like its hero and his grounded starship, Escape From Planet Earth is, for much of the film, a decidedly earthbound adventure.
February 19, 2013
Colorful as the 3-D aliens-among-us comedy is to look at, though, Corddry is handed a role that's beige as can be, and so are his castmates.
February 19, 2013
A lightweight, warp-speed, brightly colored trifle that should delight small children and sporadically amuse their parents.
February 18, 2013
An energetic but thoroughly watered-down kiddie flick.
February 18, 2013
It never discovers new worlds, but "Escape From Planet Earth" is, in its genial way, escape enough.
February 15, 2013
It almost works as an amiable, if derivative, time-waster for kids with a few jokes for the grown-ups, but too much is unsettlingly off-base.
February 15, 2013
A children's movie about space-traveling blue beings that has lots of high-flying escapades but fairly low aspirations.
February 15, 2013
Has it all for people looking for nothing.
February 15, 2013
Passable animated entertainment is stronger on humor than adventure.
February 15, 2013
The late Douglas Adams summed up Earth as "mostly harmless," a description that also applies to this eminently tolerable animated time-filler.
February 15, 2013
It's a bowl of warm water into which no one has bothered to place a bouillon cube. The kids in the theater with me never mustered a single laugh or gasp of excitement. It's plenty o' nuttin'.
February 15, 2013
It's unchallenging fun for a younger crowd, but adults might feel like they're staring down a colorful 24-piece board puzzle, trying to figure out how such a simple activity could be drawn out over 90 minutes.
February 15, 2013
It ... provides a few smiles, and a decent amount of rainy-day, kiddie entertainment.
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.