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Planes, Trains and Automobiles Reviews

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June 5, 2002
The film barrels along with a bumbling zeal, but it's comedy at its most predictable.
July 26, 2011
Pretty dispensable.
May 20, 2003
The film does have its scattered moments. But too often, the audience has as much reason as Del and Neal do to wonder where, if anywhere, they are going.
June 26, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 14, 2017
A hilarious and poignant film that would prove to be particularly relevant in the upcoming years.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 24, 2013
Planes,Trains and Automobiles is a very funny film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 29, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
The movies that last, the ones we return to, don't always have lofty themes or Byzantine complexities. Sometimes they last because they are arrows straight to the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
It's a fine cinematic treat that doesn't demand much from a viewer, but gives back a lot, both in terms of laughter and good feeling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
July 24, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2002
One of John Hughes finest hours, and a tour-de-force for Candy and Martin.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
November 9, 2009
What distinguishes this film from others in the genre is the undercurrent of melancholy between the laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Martin has some funny bits on his own, but he is repeatedly upstaged by Candy, who plays his part far more broadly but at the same time winningly.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
October 31, 2011
The finest comedy screenplay John Hughes ever wrote.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 9, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
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.
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