Escape From Planet Earth
Escape From Planet Earth (2013)

The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 15, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly

An animated film that goes lamely where many have gone before.

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Joe Leydon

A lightweight, warp-speed, brightly colored trifle that should delight small children and sporadically amuse their parents.

Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

One only has to think of Battlefield Earth and After Earth to realise that putting the name of our planet into a movie title isn't always a good idea. Happily, Escape From Planet Earth is a reasonable exception.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Just like its hero and his grounded starship, Escape From Planet Earth is, for much of the film, a decidedly earthbound adventure.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

It never discovers new worlds, but "Escape From Planet Earth" is, in its genial way, escape enough.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

The animation is hardly out of this world, but a script polish from Stephen Fry and others means that there is a sprinkling of good gags to accompany the siblings' adventures.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

Colorful as the 3-D aliens-among-us comedy is to look at, though, Corddry is handed a role that's beige as can be, and so are his castmates.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

A children's movie about space-traveling blue beings that has lots of high-flying escapades but fairly low aspirations.

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Mark Kermode
Observer (UK)

This is very much by-numbers pre-teen fare, spiced up by the sound of William Shatner enjoying himself.

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Phil Hubbs
Here's me thinking I missed the latest Snake Plissken adventure from John Carpenter, but actually I didn't miss much at all. I hadn't even heard… More
Dann Michalski
An exciting and thrilling animated feature, Escape From Planet Earth is entertaining and fun. After receiving an unidentified distress call from Earth the… More
Everett Johnson
** "Escape from Planet Earth" is one of those animated movies that just comes off as a cheap version of a Disney or Dreamworks movie. It's fine… More
Cameron Johnson
First it was New York, then it was L.A., and now things are getting so rough that Snake Plissken is going to have to bail out of Earth itself. Oh, come on,… More
Manu Gino
Earth's greatest secrets are about to break out! Mediocre animated movie! Escape from Planet Earth isn't really the most ideal viewing for children,… More
Jesse Ortega
This movie isn't really as bad as I was expecting going in. When I, originally, saw the trailers to this film, I was reminded of Planet 51. Just the… More