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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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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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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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Essentially Cars in midair.
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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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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...

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!!!!...

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...


By Movie Lover Arlington
My 8-year old son and I LOVED this movie! Very entertaining! The story is about a crop duster plane, Dusty, who aspires to be part of a race with other fast planes! You are rooting for Dusty...

Pixar Has Officially Lost the Magic

By codycomposer
I really wanted to like this movie. I'm a big Pixar fan, and I love their earlier work. It's clear that, when Pixar and Disney joined forces, the magic passed over to Disney. When you watch Wreck-it...


By Movie_Goer_21
Don't spend your money to see this movie in 3D. This is the first movie that I was disappointed for spending extra money to see it in 3D. It was not worth it in my opinion. The movie itself was...

The movie Planes in 3D

By aimeeping
This is the first Pixar film I have not liked. It was so boring that I fell asleep during most of it. The humor that Pixar is known for was not in this movie. The storyline was almost exactly like...

Delightful for both adults and children.

By jcchel
It had a positive story-line with humor mixed in for both adults and children. I appreciated the fact that the main character did not have to "be bad" in order to learn a valuable lesson as in many...

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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