Planes, Trains and Automobiles Reviews

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November 29, 2018
Mainstream audiences should readily identify with the series of tribulations and woes that befall the Everyman Martin in this good-natured, albeit predictable comedy.
November 22, 2018
Led by the chemistry between Steve Martin and John Candy, John Hughes'Planes, Trains, and Automobiles remains a quintessential Thanksgiving classic.
June 8, 2018
It's the perfect film to see on an airplane.
November 14, 2017
A hilarious and poignant film that would prove to be particularly relevant in the upcoming years.
December 24, 2013
Planes,Trains and Automobiles is a very funny film.
December 30, 2012
One of the funniest films ever made...
January 29, 2012
A surprisingly powerful, and incredibly funny, little movie led by two terrific performances and John Hughes' razor sharp script.
October 31, 2011
The finest comedy screenplay John Hughes ever wrote.
October 1, 2011
September 28, 2011
Typically Hughes: funny, zany, silly, a little bit dull and annoying, and, eventually, a whole lot sentimental.
July 26, 2011
Expertly executed and very funny road movie that mixes physical, verbal and situational comedy to memorable and highly likeable effect.
July 26, 2011
A warm, mature offering from Hughes, with Martin's restraint a perfect counterpoint to Candy's enormous (and enormously amusing) fooling around.
July 26, 2011
Pretty dispensable.
November 9, 2009
What distinguishes this film from others in the genre is the undercurrent of melancholy between the laughs.
November 21, 2008
It is, of course, always a pleasure to watch Martin's steam-gauge face register his rising internal pressures and to witness his exquisitely expressed blowoffs. But Candy offers even more insinuating delights.
November 21, 2008
Producer-director-writer Hughes infuses his film with an appealing sense of sentiment and humanity -- not to mention many hilarious scenes.
November 21, 2008
Man versus technology has been one of the staples of screen comedy since the earliest silent days, and Hughes makes the most of the format here packing as many of the frustrations of modern life as he can into this calamitous travelog of roadside America.
March 9, 2008
November 13, 2007
November 17, 2006
This slapstick comedy -- with Steve Martin playing the fussy straight man -- should never have worked, but it does, and well enough to earn a place as a holiday classic.
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