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Escape from Planet Earth Synopsis
In ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH, astronaut Scorch Supernova finds himself caught in a trap when he responds to an SOS from a notoriously dangerous alien planet.
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Los Angeles Times

Feel-good but not cloying, zippy but not frenetic, and refreshingly free of snark, the default setting for a lot of kids' fare these days,...
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Colorful as the 3-D aliens-among-us comedy is to look at, though, Corddry is handed a role that’s beige as can be, and so are his castmates.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
The picture has enough entertainment value to tickle its target audience and even offers a few chuckles for accompanying adults. A strong...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Unlike say, “Doogal” or “Hoodwinked 2,” at least you won’t want to gouge your eyes out after this one.
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By Joe Leydon
A lightweight, warp-speed, brightly colored trifle.
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The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Escape From Planet Earth makes a tolerable diversion for a winter’s day or evening, just not a memorable one.
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Time Out New York

The late Douglas Adams summed up Earth as “mostly harmless,” a description that also applies to this eminently tolerable animated...
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By Laremy Legel
Not recommended for anyone but the hardiest of animation completists, this one is a definite skip. There’s nothing to note, nothing to...
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Austin Chronicle

This movie is a mess: It keeps doubling back on itself – a twisting pretzel of a plot that doesn’t really make sense.
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Village Voice

Escape From Planet Earth makes a compelling case for our disposable culture to finally get wiped out by malevolent aliens.
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A very good movie for children

By Thor253
DreamWorks is creating a very tough competition for Disney with fresh ideas and stories. This is a must see movie if you have kids and if you are a kid at heart. Don't delay it anymore and go!...

Wonderful film!

By snh2498
My son is 5 and he loved this movie. It has funny jokes that the parents will find entertaining and the pace is fast enough to keep even the most adventurous child entertained. Definitely recommend!...

Good movie

By mikedc16
When I saw this, the theater was packed. I wasn't expecting much being that this is a February release, but it turned out to be really good. The story was interesting and not too cliche. All of the...

Great fun of a movie

By nobleln
Took my girls to go see it, 7 and 11, and they both enjoyed it immensly. Had no idea Shatner was the evil guy, but loved watching this movie for our daddy daughter date. Would watch it again, even...

Good afternoon distraction

By Butcherzwife
It wasn't the best movie but it served its purpose of getting the kids out of the house and treating them to a movie. I could have waited for this one to come out on video though....

A nice and funny movie for kids and parents

By drtodd98
Some of the critics suggest the movie appeals to kids and that's it. While my kid did love it (3 and 1/2), my wife and I also thought the movie was enjoyable. There were plenty of references to UFO...

An Excellent movie for everbody in the family.

By Mama Muffin
We love this movie, the story is nice; is not scary at all , the voices are good, the animation was excellent, we watched in 2D because our kids get tired of wearing 3D glasses and the quality was...

super funny thing

By jackstraw0223
the move was funny but i bet its a go because on the commercial a guy burped but in the move the guy did not but its funny the mouse was funny so because the commercial i say a go but the movie was...

Escape from Planet Earth

By Mumar
Took 5 year old Granddaughter for our junk food and movie date. We had not previewed this movie prior to attending, so we had no expectations. This movie was funny and engaging. Finding value in...

Great flick for the kids....

By boardnhi
This is definitely one that you can feel comfortable taking your kids too.....humor is simplistic with some slight adult twists that make you giggle. Not overly lengthy either for the little ones....

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Rated PG | For Some Mild Rude Humor and Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 7 & under Predictable alien adventure is violent and forgettable.
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