75

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Green and his cast deliver a wonderful surprise. Echo himself, a generically precious alien, is the least of it. The funny, moving, authentic bond among the kids in the movie is the unadvertised draw.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
An exceptionally fine children's film.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Earth to Echo is about adventure, bravery and excitement, but mostly it's about friendship— a subject that resonates with audiences of all ages.
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74

Film.com

By Kate Erbland
It’s not exceedingly original, it is well-made and a solid entry into the subgenre.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Credit a youthful, energetic spirit, nicely conveyed by its cast of naturally-acting newcomers, a workable raw-footage construct and a spare but smartly spent special effects budget for the satisfying end result.
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70

The Wrap

By James Rocchi
Attractively made, good-hearted, and more than a little redundant even as it's trying a little too hard, Earth to Echo nonetheless will hit the sweet spot for parents looking for innocent PG-rated entertainment for their kids in a summer full of PG-13 spectacle and mayhem.
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70

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The filmmakers wanted to broaden the formula a little, make it more inclusive, do something a little adventurous. Kinda like Earth to Echo's tween heroes.
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67

HitFix

By Drew McWeeny
Earth To Echo is a little bit big and broad, but that's also part of its charm.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
The saving grace for this film is the group of young actors.
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40

Variety

By Geoff Berkshire
Earth to Echo reaches for the stars with its gentle sci-fi shenanigans, but the rote result remains decidedly earthbound.
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53 out of 100
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