Earth to Echo Synopsis
After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones.
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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,...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
An exceptionally fine children's film.
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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...
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By Kate Erbland
It’s not exceedingly original, it is well-made and a solid entry into the subgenre.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
The saving grace for this film is the group of young actors.
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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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Stand By Me meets E.T.

By perrytessel
DECENT family fluff film. Some applause during credit roll but pretty one dimensional and predictable, especially IF you've seen E.T. 13 year old didn't care for it; 8 year old liked it. I thought...

Goonies + ET + Close Encounters = Heartwarming Tween Movie

By lmlewis517
I remember watching the Goonies as a kid and being scared out of my pants because I wasn't sure what was going to come next. Mix that with the ET movie where you're rooting for the bad government...

Heartwarming and funny

By rachelca
The young actors were very good. They were able to hook me into caring for the actors. The storyline was not childish. It had a realistic situation that brought these 4 kids and Echo together for...

Way to much motion

By ozzysilva13
This movie would of been better if it was shot in regular film. Way to much motion behind the camera. Kids could not make it through the whole moving because they got sick....

Earth to Echo

By hinch68
This movie made two out of the three of us so nauseated because of the way it was fimed. I had to keep my eyes closed through about the last half and go home and take medication and go to bed. The...

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By olyanddavidsmom
It was my youngest son's turn to pick the movie. I will be honest I only briefly saw a commercial for it but didn't really pay attention to it. Earth to Echo is great family oriented movie, with a...

Good for children

By mswope99
The movie was very good for children. I was hoping it would be as good as E.T. but it wasn't. Too much like a documentary for me....


By dcerwin
story line is cute but the jerky filming is distracting and for anyone who has medical issues it is VERY uncomfortable and VERY HARD TO WATCH. if filmed regularly I would have enjoyed more....

By java4d2
This movie teaches kids to talk to things that look creepy pedophile...

Roller coaster

By hxc99
Me and my daughter got very dizzy with the way they filmed the movie good story just not the movie we wanted to see...

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Rated PG | For Mild Language and Some Action/Peril
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ A gentler, tech-savvier E.T. for today's kids.
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