Planes, Trains and Automobiles Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
July 26, 2011
Pretty dispensable.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Essentially, it's the stars' keenly observed nuances of character that make this comedy amiable enough.
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 7, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The script and direction by Hughes ... amount to wobbly passes that Martin and Candy turn into touchdowns anyway.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A riotously springy holiday knockabout.