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On DVD: Nov. 04, 2014 | On Blu-ray: Nov. 04, 2014

Planes: Fire & Rescue Review

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2.5

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    48

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice Alan Scherstuhl

    A time-killing kid-flick whose title is an exact summary of its plot.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    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.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Todd McCarthy

    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.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Variety Justin Chang

    Planes: Fire & Rescue is a slight but improbably successful example of a movie that, despite its profusion of chrome and steel, somehow succeeds in touching something human.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Bill Zwecker

    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.

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