Escape from Planet Earth
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Los Angeles Times
Feel-good but not cloying, zippy but not frenetic, and refreshingly free of snark, the default setting for a lot of kids' fare these days, the feature takes a pleasingly retro-futuristic stance on matters of décor and attitude.
McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Unlike say, “Doogal” or “Hoodwinked 2,” at least you won’t want to gouge your eyes out after this one.
The A.V. Club
It’s unchallenging fun for a younger crowd, but adults might feel like they’re staring down a colorful 24-piece board puzzle, trying to figure out how such a simple activity could be drawn out over 90 minutes.
The Hollywood Reporter
The picture has enough entertainment value to tickle its target audience and even offers a few chuckles for accompanying adults. A strong cast and bright -- if uninspired — animation help to offset a thin story.
The New York Times
Escape From Planet Earth makes a tolerable diversion for a winter’s day or evening, just not a memorable one.
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.
A lightweight, warp-speed, brightly colored trifle.
The late Douglas Adams summed up Earth as “mostly harmless,” a description that also applies to this eminently tolerable animated time-filler.
This movie is a mess: It keeps doubling back on itself – a twisting pretzel of a plot that doesn’t really make sense.
Escape From Planet Earth makes a compelling case for our disposable culture to finally get wiped out by malevolent aliens.
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