Earth to Echo
Earth to Echo (2014)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 2, 2014
DVD Release Date: October 20, 2014
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Critic Score: 49% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Earth to Echo doesn't do itself any favors by beggaring comparison to E.T., but for younger viewers, it should prove a reasonably entertaining diversion.

Joe McGovern
Entertainment Weekly

The mildewed found-footage technique allows some tension to build from offscreen action, but also renders the knockoff John Williams score inexplicable.

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Kate Erbland

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.

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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage

Whenever Echo is sticking to the kids and their camaraderie, it mostly works as intended.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

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.

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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal

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.

David Keyes

Clichéd and predictable it may all be, there is no denying the infectious quality of pure optimism.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

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.

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Sean Fitz-Gerald
Denver Post

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.

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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Sad to say it is not even this generation's 'Short Circuit.' Families deserve much better entertainment at the movie theater, summer or otherwise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Mixing "The Goonies" with "E.T." is definitely an intriguing idea, but so many films use the found footage style these days, and they all… More
John Ballantine
Not much redeeming for adults, this film is nonetheless terribly creative and should be viewed by imaginative children.
Dann Michalski
E.T. meets The Blair Witch, meets The Goonies in the bizarre family film Earth to Echo. The story follows a group of kids who are losing their homes to a land… More
Christopher Haskell
Here is my theory: director David Green saw "Super 8" and heard critics call it a mix between "E.T. Extraterrestrial" and… More
Jesse Ortega
Imagine if E.T and Super 8 had a baby and this would be what comes of that very weird and awkward tryst. Thematically this is pretty much a ripoff of E.T all… More
Philip Price
Earth to Echo is a critic-proof film. The real question will not be of how much critics sway potential audiences into seeing this film or not, but the reaction… More