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Planes Synopsis
A crop-dusting plane named Dusty dreams of competing in a famous aerial race but must overcome his fear of heights.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
What Planes lacks in novelty, it makes up for with eye-popping aerial sequences and a high-flying comic spirit.
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67

The Playlist

By Drew Taylor
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...
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63

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Planes has some wonderfully goofy, even ineffable, touches.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
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...
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60

New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
Director Klay Hall's embraceable, overachieving romp plays nicely as a big-screen feature.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Essentially Cars in midair.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Planes moves along quickly at a running time of 92 minutes, occasionally taking flight with some pretty nifty flight sequences. The...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Planes has practically no visual distinction, it's a complete knockoff, but I think it'll get by with the kids.
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40

Variety

By Justin Chang
Diverting in bits and pieces, but absent the heart, soul and ingenuity one associates with the best of Disney animation, the endlessly...
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20

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
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...
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It was a good movie!

By kjscheirer
Me and my three children went to see Planes. We really liked it. I think we liked Cars better, but Planes did not disappoint. It has a great message about being fair, caring and respectful towards...

It was a good movie!

By kjscheirer
Me and my three children went to see Planes. We really liked it. I think we liked Cars better, but Planes did not disappoint. It has a great message about being fair, caring and respectful towards...

Planes

By smstripling
I took my three kids ages 6 boy, 7 girl, 11 boy to see this movie on 8/18. The movie was as expected for me (good but still a cartoon) but the boys loved it. My daughter slept through 3/4 of the...

Planes

By smstripling
I took my three kids ages 6 boy, 7 girl, 11 boy to see this movie on 8/18. The movie was as expected for me (good but still a cartoon) but the boys loved it. My daughter slept through 3/4 of the...

PLANES

By dennbil
GREAT MOVIE. THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS. THIS IS WHAT MOVES SHOULD BE, EVEN THOUGH IT IS IN CARTOON FORM. NO SUGGESTIVE LANGUAGE, NO SWEARING. GREAT FLICK. BRING 'EM ON....

PLANES

By dennbil
GREAT MOVIE. THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THIS. THIS IS WHAT MOVES SHOULD BE, EVEN THOUGH IT IS IN CARTOON FORM. NO SUGGESTIVE LANGUAGE, NO SWEARING. GREAT FLICK. BRING 'EM ON....

Terrible...We all walked out!

By abarrios
I went to see this movie yesterday and it was so disappointing that we all walked out. Seriously, I never submit reviews and usually don't go out of my way to comment online but this one deserves...

Terrible...We all walked out!

By abarrios
I went to see this movie yesterday and it was so disappointing that we all walked out. Seriously, I never submit reviews and usually don't go out of my way to comment online but this one deserves...

Definitely not Cars

By waltersprengeler
I was expecting something along the lines of Cars but that was not the case with this film. There was no plot development or character building. It was WAM! Here is the movie and its about racing....

Definitely not Cars

By waltersprengeler
I was expecting something along the lines of Cars but that was not the case with this film. There was no plot development or character building. It was WAM! Here is the movie and its about racing....

More Info

Rated PG | For Some Mild Action and Rude Humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 5+ Airborne adventure is OK for a few laughs; some stereotypes.
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