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What Planes lacks in novelty, it makes up for with eye-popping aerial sequences and a high-flying comic spirit. Read full review
When Planes really takes flight, it can be boldly transporting. Other times, though, it feels like it's running low on jet fuel, full of limp characterizations and questionable set pieces. Read full review
Planes has some wonderfully goofy, even ineffable, touches. Read full review
Often less really is more, and that’s why I can recommend Planes, a charmingly modest low-budget spin-off from Pixar’s “Cars’’ that provides more thrills and laughs for young children and their parents than many of its more elaborate brethren. Read full review
Director Klay Hall's embraceable, overachieving romp plays nicely as a big-screen feature. Read full review
Essentially Cars in midair. Read full review
Planes moves along quickly at a running time of 92 minutes, occasionally taking flight with some pretty nifty flight sequences. The animation is first-rate, and the Corningware colors are soothing eye candy. Read full review
Planes has practically no visual distinction, it's a complete knockoff, but I think it'll get by with the kids. Read full review
Diverting in bits and pieces, but absent the heart, soul and ingenuity one associates with the best of Disney animation, the endlessly merchandisable picture could very well soar at the box office, but it won’t stick the landing where word of mouth is concerned. Read full review
Can a plane jump a shark when it's already in the air? To Disney, that question is moot. It's so certain that Planes will make a mint in toys, if not in theaters, that it's already slated a sequel for next summer. Read full review
I'm not a crop duster, I'm a dancer.
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