Planet 51
Planet 51 (2009)

Planet 51 is a galactic-sized animated alien adventure comedy revolving around American astronaut Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker, who lands on Planet 51 thinking he's the first person to step foot on it. To his surprise, he… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 20, 2009
DVD Release Date: March 9, 2010
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Planet 51 squanders an interesting premise with an overly familiar storyline, stock characters, and humor that alternates between curious and potentially offensive.

Derek Adams
Time Out

There's enough of a storyline here to keep younger space cadets moderately settled.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Young children and adults with high pain thresholds will enjoy the movie during its brief pause on the way to your On Demand menu.

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Todd Gilchrist

A poorly animated, poorly conceived, utterly predictable science fiction adventure without a single shred of originality.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

This has the directionless, recycled feel of a script by committee.

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies

The whole thing is just terrible.

Perri Nemiroff

So inane that not only is adult enjoyment unattainable, even younger audiences will be on to its lack of intelligence and novelty.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Inquirer

An uninspired computer-animated feature that may satisfy undiscriminating pipsqueaks and nearly no one else, Planet 51 is a low-IQ E.T. in reverse...

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

This sharp-looking but unimaginative adventure hasn't the wit of similar kiddie flicks.

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Brian Orndorf

"A poorly conceived comedy spotlighting a collection of anal-centric humor that's about as appealing as baseball bat to the face."

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
A pretty generic film. My daughter loved it as soon as she saw Dwayne Johnson was in it lol. Not much to this film in the long run.
Robert C
Aside from some impressive animation and a few chuckles here and there...a mostly forgettable film. For some reason the fact that the "aliens" looked… More
Stuart Brooks
Its ok but there are a lot better animated movies out there. The star part is the alien type dog thing.
Dead Angel
I know this is a kid's movie but I ended up liking it.
Directors Cat
The whole storyline is something everyone will know they have seen before. Some jokes were funny, others were embarassing and it treads too much into E.T… More
Manu Gino
Decent enough for a Popcorn movie that's about it. Not really funny it's just weird and curious to watch because it's kinda of a invert story.… More