Planes: Fire & Rescue

Planes: Fire & Rescue
Planes: Fire & Rescue
  • PG
  • 1h 24m
  • 2014
Rotten43%
Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
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"Planes: Fire and Rescue" is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Lil' Dipper, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten43%
Critics Consensus: Although it's too flat and formulaic to measure up against the best family-friendly fare, Planes: Fire and Rescue is a passable diversion for much younger viewers.
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Denver Post
Lisa Kennedy
Fresh

Vivid and folksy, Fire & Rescue nicely exceeds expectations dampened by last summer's stalled-out...

June 25, 2017
New York Magazine/Vulture
Bilge Ebiri
Rotten

It is, in almost all respects, a better movie. It's still not particularly good, though.

June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Much-improved 3D sequel has some intense fire scenes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Planes: Fire and Rescue is the superior 3D sequel to Planes. There are several perilous firefighting/rescue scenes (including one in which the heroes are boxed in by a fire and fear they might suffocate) that could upset younger children, especially when viewed in 3D. The firefighters routinely put their lives at risk as they swoop into the raging wildfires, and there's mention that some don’t make it back (late in the movie, one specific sad death is referred to). There are a few stereotypes, including a boy-crazy female firefighter plane who borders on stalking Dusty (and makes some mildly suggestive comments -- i.e. "they're real" in reference to some of her parts) and a wise, strong Native American helicopter, but cultural stereotypes aren't as prevalent as they were in the original Planes. Essentially, the movie is a beautifully animated tribute to the men and women who put their lives at risk to keep the national parks safe.

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Additional Info

  • Release Date:July 18, 2014
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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