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Planes: Fire & Rescue Synopsis
His racing days over, Dusty (Dane Cook) joins a team of firefighting aircraft.
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75

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
Planes: Fire and Rescue serves as a dramatic improvement over the original, introducing thrilling action sequences backed by actual stakes...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
Planes: Fire & Rescue is a good improvement over “Planes,” which Disney released last year. The story is stronger, there are some wonderful...
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70

Variety

By Justin Chang
Planes: Fire & Rescue is a slight but improbably successful example of a movie that, despite its profusion of chrome and steel, somehow...
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63

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Without the kindling of character development, Planes: Fire and Rescue is no smoldering success, but if Disney’s flight plan is to share...
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63

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Ed Harris, who voices Blade Ranger, the no-nonsense helicopter who heads the fire-and-rescue operation, doesn’t lay it on too strong. Julie...
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63

RogerEbert.com

By Susan Wloszczyna
Surprise, surprise. This "Planes" quickly grounds itself with a story that at least offers an emotional hook (if not ladder) that most...
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60

The Wrap

By James Rocchi
This movie hardly rates as first-class animation, but it gets in, gets the job done, and moves on both swiftly and well.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Beautiful to look at, this is nothing more than a Little Engine That Could story refitted to accommodate aerial action and therefore...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
With the lackluster quality of its characters — aircraft, a smattering of trucks, RVs and motorcycles — the movie makes Pixar's Cars and...
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40

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
A time-killing kid-flick whose title is an exact summary of its plot.
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Worst movie ever

By obamasohana
Today I watched the movie and they said it had action but NO- it was a very babyish movie and my kids fell asleep....

By Skippygibson
The first movie was terrible but this one more than makes up for it ! It was a really good movie and my granddaughter loved it!...

Loved It!

By Fabolouis
Great for parents and kids!...

Great Movie

By NCSUCPE
My 9 year old son and I just went to see it. It was great! Better than the first Planes movie. As with most Pixar (now DisneyToons) movies, there were adult only references if you watch for them....

so much fun!

By TerryTaps
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This was much better than Planes

By walter.bellini
Took my 6 year old son, as he was looking forward to the movie. We both enjoyed it very much. Nice story line, movie flowed very well, can't wait to purchase this movie to add to our family movie...

By kevin8024
Not adult friendly. Not up to Disney standards of today although the card and planes series have not been. Slow dialogue that didn't hold kids attention....

Milking the enterprise with no imagination

By dan522
I did not see the first planes movies but this one sure felt like they just needed to come up with something to make more cash. For a 3 year old it was good entertainment but certainly lacked the...

Better than Planes!

By daveswurld
Better plot. Had a more serious tone than Planes. My 6yr old loved it!...

Wasn't Cars

By Maverick239
I would write a more detailed review, but I fell asleep in the middle of the movie. This isn't necessarily a reflection on the movie. I've worked hard this week and needed a nap. I am writing this...

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Rated PG | For Some Peril and Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Much-improved 3D sequel has some intense fire scenes.
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