Planes (2013)

Cars gets a spin-off with this Disney Toon Studios film starring the voice of Dane Cook as a vertically-challenged plane with high hopes of becoming an air racer. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 9, 2013
DVD Release Date: November 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Planes has enough bright colors, goofy voices, and slick animation to distract some young viewers for 92 minutes -- and probably sell plenty of toys in the bargain -- but on nearly every other level, it's a Disney disappointment.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

An endearing enough David-and-Goliath tale, aimed squarely at younger kids.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Strictly by the numbers, from the believe-in-yourself moral to the purely predictable ending.

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

Essentially, it's Cars retold with planes. Small, undiscerning kiddies will probably love it and demand the DVD on repeat; adults will be nosediving into their popcorn with boredom.

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William Goss

A visually colorful but otherwise vanilla continuation of the series.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Has the look and feel of Pixar's 2006 hit, "Cars," if not the latter's charm or strong story.

Jared Mobarak
The Film Stage

Disney should cut its losses and release the rest of the trilogy as originally intended.

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Susan Wloszczyna

The plot is generic to a fault.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

"Planes" is for the most part content to imitate rather than innovate, presumably hoping to reap a respectable fraction of the box office numbers of "Cars" and "Cars 2," which together made hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Big showbiz trusts heartland America's love affair with all manner of vehicular machinery so much that it shamelessly copied 'Cars' and labeled it 'Planes.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
It may just seem like a "Cars" rip-off, and it certainly is, but at least they acknowledge that and say in the titles that it is from the world of… More
Alex roy
Planes is one of the first animated features that I've actually found to be not up to the standards of what I've expected from Disney. This is a… More
Manu Gino
From above the world of Cars. Very good animated movie! It's a Disney movie, it has happy endings and it gives kids great motivational dreams. A spin-off… More
Dann Michalski
From DisneyToon comes the Cars spin-off film Planes, an exciting new tale of adventure. When a crop-duster named Dusty enters into a race around the world he… More
Phil Hubbs
So I think its safe to say we all know what this film is about and what its based on right?. Should I also be surprised that the entire thing is a bit of a… More
Bradley J
Planes is diverting enough for kids, but tedious and boringly familiar for anyone else. Beautifully designed but emotionally hollow, Planes is a low point in… More