Planes in 3D 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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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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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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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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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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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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Great Story

By natebernardo
There were numerous moments in the movie that harkened back to the original Cars storyline. Planes pleasantly surprised my at how good it was when I thin back to the flop that Cars 2 was. It's a must...

Great Story

By natebernardo
There were numerous moments in the movie that harkened back to the original Cars storyline. Planes pleasantly surprised my at how good it was when I thin back to the flop that Cars 2 was. It's a must...

Planes in 3D

By cg8usa
Saw it in the 3D version last night with my daughter who is 6! She loved it!! This movie has a nice heartwarming storyline to it. Disney has outdone itself again. If you loved Cars then I highly...

Planes in 3D

By cg8usa
Saw it in the 3D version last night with my daughter who is 6! She loved it!! This movie has a nice heartwarming storyline to it. Disney has outdone itself again. If you loved Cars then I highly...

Planes kept close to the ground

By albus_severus8
Planes certainly wasn't as bad as some critics claimed it to be. By the same token, I'm glad it was not released under Pixar, so I can still say I LOVE all Pixar movies. Started out very slow, but...

In the Kids words

By artperez
liked it a lot! The movie is cool! I love it I would give it 5 stars!!!! The story and action gave it a life like feeling in the life of a plane!!!!...

Planes kept close to the ground

By albus_severus8
Planes certainly wasn't as bad as some critics claimed it to be. By the same token, I'm glad it was not released under Pixar, so I can still say I LOVE all Pixar movies. Started out very slow, but...

In the Kids words

By artperez
liked it a lot! The movie is cool! I love it I would give it 5 stars!!!! The story and action gave it a life like feeling in the life of a plane!!!!...

A little dark in spots for the younger set

By Kimchi1
It would have been a good idea if the movie explained why Dusty was "dusting" the crops (to make them grow better etc.) as my nearly 5 yr-old grandson did not understand the point of the spraying at...

A little dark in spots for the younger set

By Kimchi1
It would have been a good idea if the movie explained why Dusty was "dusting" the crops (to make them grow better etc.) as my nearly 5 yr-old grandson did not understand the point of the spraying at...

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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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