Earth to Echo
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In Relativity's PG summer family adventure movie, Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 49%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You can imagine ET phoning his legal team, but although this kids' sci-fi adventure is derivative, its characters are drawn with more care and insight than you'd expect."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Unlike the very successful Spanish horror thriller [Rec] or even the nausea-inducing Cloverfield, which Echo more closely resembles, this film doesn't maintain a consistent point of view or any logic about what's on screen."
‑ John Anderson, Wall Street Journal
"Audiences who like to imagine that they could make a better film themselves may well, in this instance, be correct."
‑ Eddie Harrison, The List
"As a whole it's a headache-inducing ordeal which might, hopefully, put an end to 'found footage' as a sub-genre."
‑ George Byrne, Irish Independent
"Aside from some heavy-handed philosophising about how distance doesn't dilute friendship, this is a superior junior sci-fi yarn."
‑ David Aldridge, Radio Times
"If the movie is a waste, at least it's an instructive one, signaling just how offensive children's entertainment might become in the YouTube era."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"With authentic characters, dialogue and settings, Echo's filmmakers have successfully created a story younger kids and pre-teens growing up in a Millennial and post-Millennial culture can relate to."
‑ Sean Fitz-Gerald, Denver Post
"Worth seeing for those who haven't seen it all before."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"... has its heart in the right place with its wholesome depiction of childhood friendships, yet as an adventure with its roots in outer space, the film somehow never takes flight."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"This cutesy E.T.-like sci-fi drama is utterly undermined by its own shooting style."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"Combining some classic plot movements and plenty of modern trappings (just, like, a lot of cell phones), Earth to Echo is a sweet family film that has something for everyone."
‑ Kate Erbland, Film.com
"Spielberg's E.T., so ugly it was cute, was also full of personality. Echo is adorable and forgettable, and the rest of the characters are simply plot holders in a narrative contraption that generates jeopardy-raising obstacles to Echo going home."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"If 'ET meets The Goonies' sounds good to you, you'll love it."
‑ Jayne Nelson, SFX Magazine
"If you distilled this not intolerable film into a bottle, you could happily market it is as Essence of Spielberg."
‑ Donald Clarke, Irish Times
"A sentimental, lightweight yarn."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
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