Escape from Planet Earth

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Predictable alien adventure is violent and forgettable.

PG 2013 89 minutes

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 24 reviews

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age 8+


This is the best movie I've ever seen. It has surprising plot twists, interesting character arches, and hilarious comedy. An instant classic, fun for the whole family. Anyone who doesn't like this movie is not a true fan of art.

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age 6+


One star? It was not that bad, very conventional (females very second role, bad guy to defeat) but still pretty entertaining and not scary at all; my kids are 6 and 8, they had fun

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