Planes Reviews

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March 2, 2019
Much of the animation looks very ordinary and at times cheap, with the dull scenery another missed opportunity in a film chocked full of them.
September 5, 2017
Essentially, it's Cars retold with planes. Small, undiscerning kiddies will probably love it and demand the DVD on repeat; adults will be nosediving into their popcorn with boredom.
June 29, 2016
Disney should cut its losses and release the rest of the trilogy as originally intended.
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.'
July 20, 2014
...rarely manages to achieve the heights achieved even by 2006's entertaining yet lackluster Cars...
April 6, 2014
It's a shame that Disney and Pixar aren't in the 'classic-making' business anymore; just the 'distraction-making' business.
December 15, 2013
A direct-to-video-quality spin-off that only exists to sell toys.
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.
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.
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.
October 30, 2013
Planes is nothing more than Disney cashing in on a successful franchise while the market is hot.
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.
September 29, 2013
Think Cars, but with planes. Passable, pleasant, mildly fun and apparently written by computer.
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
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
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.
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.
September 2, 2013
Plays like the cheap DisneyToons small screen cash-in effort it clearly was conceived and always meant to be.
August 23, 2013
In the skies, as on tarmac, this remains the world's most fossil-fuel-friendly franchise.
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.
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