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60
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.
50
Unlike say, “Doogal” or “Hoodwinked 2,” at least you won’t want to gouge your eyes out after this one.
50
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.
50
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.
50
Escape From Planet Earth makes a tolerable diversion for a winter’s day or evening, just not a memorable one.
50
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.
50
A lightweight, warp-speed, brightly colored trifle.
40
The late Douglas Adams summed up Earth as “mostly harmless,” a description that also applies to this eminently tolerable animated time-filler.
0
This movie is a mess: It keeps doubling back on itself – a twisting pretzel of a plot that doesn’t really make sense.
0
Village Voice
Escape From Planet Earth makes a compelling case for our disposable culture to finally get wiped out by malevolent aliens.

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