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Planes: Fire And Rescue Reviews

August 1, 2014
Not much magic, but an appreciable level of polish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2014
Displaying a weird lack of memorable or endearing characters, this animated effort feels like a direct-to-video job from the 1990s.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 18, 2014
Vivid and folksy, Fire & Rescue nicely exceeds expectations dampened by last summer's stalled-out Planes.
July 18, 2014
It is, in almost all respects, a better movie. It's still not particularly good, though.
July 18, 2014
The meek action plays to the under-10 crowd, but the groaner puns will play only to masochists. Meanwhile, the 3-D ticket upcharge here is a big ripoff - the extra dimension is unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 18, 2014
The same lame puns wedged into a succession of situations, rather than a story.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 18, 2014
Surprise, surprise. This "Planes" quickly grounds itself with a story that at least offers an emotional hook (if not ladder) that most adults and even kids can appreciate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 17, 2014
As it is in the merchandising aisle, so it is on the big screen: "Planes: Fire and Rescue" is precisely long, competent, and entertaining enough to be sold, and sold well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 17, 2014
Planes: Fire & Rescue is a good improvement over Planes, which Disney released last year. The story is stronger, there are some wonderful additions to the voice talent and the 3D cinematography is well-utilized.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 17, 2014
In 3-D, the firefighting scenes are visually striking - with plumes of smoke and chemical dust - though the backgrounds, like other aspects of the film, lack dimension.
July 17, 2014
For the most part, Planes: Fire & Rescue is more about chuckles than big guffaws, coupled with thrilling 3-D flight and firefighting action scenes and lessons about friendship, respect and loyalty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 17, 2014
What this Disney feature lacks in the title department it makes up for with fluid visuals and fast-moving action of the, yes, firefighting variety.
July 17, 2014
Most DisneyToons releases are direct-to-video. That lowly status shows here in the pokey storytelling, dreadful score, and generally tired comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 17, 2014
With the lackluster quality of its characters - aircraft, a smattering of trucks, RVs and motorcycles - the movie makes Pixar's Cars and its sequel look like masterpieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 17, 2014
It's not a poor movie. But it's definitely a better movie for the kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 17, 2014
Without the kindling of character development, "Planes: Fire and Rescue" is no smoldering success, but if Disney's flight plan is to share Pixar's airspace, it's getting warmer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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July 17, 2014
It's nice to look at, easy to watch, and impossible to remember for the length of a car-ride home.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 17, 2014
Canny references to '70s television and some genuinely funny moments will give grown-ups enough fuel to cross the finish line.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 17, 2014
It's generic stuff, unless you're a kid who's really into playing with toy planes and trains and cars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 17, 2014
Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" isn't half bad. Kids should enjoy it and their parents won't be bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 15, 2014
There's a fire. And a rescue. And lots of static, TV-quality scenes that drably cut from one car or plane to another as they sit in garages and discuss the importance of believing in yourself.
July 15, 2014
There are enough silly jokes and simple excitement here ... to keep the youngest ones interested, and a few mild puns to occasionally make the adults smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 4, 2014
There are honestly stirring moments to be found in the movie's heartfelt tribute to the virtues of teamwork, courage and sacrifice, and in its soaring 3D visuals.
July 4, 2014
Beautiful to look at, this is nothing more than a Little Engine That Could story refitted to accommodate aerial action and therefore unlikely to engage the active interest of anyone above the age of about 8, or 10 at the most.