Reviews: Planes (2013)

planesReviews for this film from our members:

  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
  • Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: In a world where Cars 2 does not exist, Planes might not be the lightning rod for cynicism that it is. But this is not that world and Planes deserves an onslaught of criticism for committing many of the same errors to an even greater degree.
  • Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
    • Excerpt: That Planes couldn’t even manage to improve upon Cars 2 is downright heartbreaking.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The movie sputters to a start, has some nice moments in the middle and comes to a predictable conclusion, but at least it’s better than “Cars 2.”
  • M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Planes is tiring spin-off that’s stretching to copy the charm of material that was lacking it in the first place.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Flimsy – weighted down with an air of familiarity
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: “Good” for nothing but the electronic babysitting of toddlers and fomenting consumer desire in impressionable children for the new line of made-in-China Dusty Crophopper extruded plastic.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: Planes, which takes place in the same universe as Cars and Cars 2 has none of the charm or homely feel of the original vehicular opus and there’s a reason for that. It’s not Pixar.
  • [New – 4/10/14] | Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • R. Kurt Osenlund @ Slant Magazine
  • Tom Santilli @
    • Excerpt: There’s only one direction you can go from Planes though and that’s up.
  • Josh Spiegel @ Sound on Sight
    • Excerpt: Which is worse: that Planes is not as challenging a film as Pixar’s movies, or that it does not want to be challenging at all?
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A boring flight during which passengers both young and old will inevitably get restless.
  • Phil Villarreal @
    • Excerpt: Much like Happy Feet, it ventures gleefully off to crazy town, taking on a severely dark tone. Refusing to play it safe any longer, it becomes genuinely dangerous and exciting. For the first time, it’s not quite clear where things are going, and characters that seemed poorly written suddenly have some definition and edge.

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