Planes, Trains and Automobiles Reviews

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.
July 26, 2011
Pretty dispensable.
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
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.
February 9, 2006
Essentially, it's the stars' keenly observed nuances of character that make this comedy amiable enough.
July 7, 2005
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.
January 1, 2000
The script and direction by Hughes ... amount to wobbly passes that Martin and Candy turn into touchdowns anyway.
January 1, 2000
A riotously springy holiday knockabout.
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.
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.