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Based on 28 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    An occasionally rousing but mostly just adequate sequel to last year's "Planes." show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    With the lackluster quality of its characters — aircraft, a smattering of trucks, RVs and motorcycles — the movie makes Pixar's Cars and its sequel look like masterpieces. show more

  • 38
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    The animation in Planes: Fire & Rescue is considerably better, the landscapes grander, and the 3-D flight and firefighting scenes more exciting. show more

  • 40
    New York Daily News

    Surprisingly dull. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Beautiful to look at, this is nothing more than a Little Engine That Could story refitted to accommodate aerial action and therefore unlikely to engage the active interest of anyone above the age of about 8, or 10 at the most. show more

  • 60
    James Rocchi TheWrap

    This movie hardly rates as first-class animation, but it gets in, gets the job done, and moves on both swiftly and well. show more

  • 75
    Bill Zwecker Chicago Sun-Times

    Planes: Fire & Rescue is a good improvement over “Planes,” which Disney released last year. The story is stronger, there are some wonderful additions to the voice talent and the 3D cinematography is well-utilized. show more

  • 63
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    Ed Harris, who voices Blade Ranger, the no-nonsense helicopter who heads the fire-and-rescue operation, doesn’t lay it on too strong. Julie Bowen, as Lil’ Dipper, an air tanker, does. show more

  • 63
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Without the kindling of character development, Planes: Fire and Rescue is no smoldering success, but if Disney’s flight plan is to share Pixar’s airspace, it’s getting warmer. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna

    Surprise, surprise. This "Planes" quickly grounds itself with a story that at least offers an emotional hook (if not ladder) that most adults and even kids can appreciate. show more

  • July 18, 2014 Dennis Gill
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    Having adults , or worse, adults who have never had children, review kids movies misses the whole concept of kids movies.

  • July 18, 2014 Dennis Gill
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    Having adults , or worse, adults who have never had children misses the whole concept of kids movies.

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