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Planes Reviews

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Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage
June 29, 2016
Disney should cut its losses and release the rest of the trilogy as originally intended.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
June 18, 2016
Big showbiz trusts heartland America's love affair with all manner of vehicular machinery so much that it shamelessly copied 'Cars' and labeled it 'Planes.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 20, 2014
...rarely manages to achieve the heights achieved even by 2006's entertaining yet lackluster Cars...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Simon Miraudo
April 6, 2014
It's a shame that Disney and Pixar aren't in the 'classic-making' business anymore; just the 'distraction-making' business.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
December 15, 2013
A direct-to-video-quality spin-off that only exists to sell toys.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Jorgenson
December 11, 2013
While kids might respond to the fast-paced airborne antics, the humor isn't clever enough or the story surprising enough to satisfy accompanying grown-ups.
Jeff Beck
November 20, 2013
It lacks the passion and depth of their earlier work, replacing meaningful storylines and deeply-felt emotions with clichés and maudlin moral lessons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
November 17, 2013
I didn't care, my kids didn't care, and if I had invited the neighbors over to witness this dull flight, they wouldn't have cared either.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Robert Kojder
What Culture
October 30, 2013
Planes is nothing more than Disney cashing in on a successful franchise while the market is hot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 3, 2013
Beautifully (duh!) and expensively (duh squared!) animated, this has its charms, but ultimately gets a little yawn-worthy, with too many characters, too much going on and too many unanswered questions.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 29, 2013
Think Cars, but with planes. Passable, pleasant, mildly fun and apparently written by computer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 15, 2013
The schmaltzy resolution may work for the undemanding, but given how much fabulous work has gone into the film, it's a shame the result isn't a more complete success
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
September 15, 2013
Reach for the stars is the theme of this Disney 3D animation and while it's cute in part, it lacks the throttle of Pixar's Cars franchise
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 10, 2013
At the end of "Planes," you may wonder why it wasn't released straight to DVD, which is how I'd bet the promised sequel "Planes: Fire & Rescue" will be seen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 7, 2013
The globe-hopping story may keep young viewers diverted, but with the destination so clearly mapped out from the start, grown-ups will find the film something of a long haul.
Michael Dequina
September 2, 2013
Plays like the cheap DisneyToons small screen cash-in effort it clearly was conceived and always meant to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tara Brady
Irish Times
August 23, 2013
In the skies, as on tarmac, this remains the world's most fossil-fuel-friendly franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
August 22, 2013
Visually, "Planes" aircraft characters owe a huge debt to cartoonist Hank Caruso, who's been doing this stuff for decades ... As a movie, "Planes" is pretty meh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
August 21, 2013
Flimsy - weighted down with an air of familiarity
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Neil Pond
American Profile
August 19, 2013
Disney's new yarn about a little underdog airplane with big dreams feels like the studio just strapped some wings on another movie---'Cars.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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