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  • Summary: After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. When everyone around themAfter a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. When everyone around them refuses to take the messages seriously, the three embark on a secret adventure to crack the code and follow it to its source. But taking matters into their own hands gets the trio in way over their heads when they discover a mysterious being from another world who desperately needs their help. The epic, suspenseful and exciting journey that follows will change all of their lives forever. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 31
  2. Negative: 2 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Osmond
    Jul 21, 2014
    80
    Does for "E.T." what "Super 8" did for "Close Encounters." As lovably '80s as Reece's Pieces and pop socks.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    Jul 1, 2014
    75
    Green and his cast deliver a wonderful surprise. Echo himself, a generically precious alien, is the least of it. The funny, moving, authentic bond among the kids in the movie is the unadvertised draw.
  3. Reviewed by: Bob Mondello
    Jul 8, 2014
    70
    The filmmakers wanted to broaden the formula a little, make it more inclusive, do something a little adventurous. Kinda like Earth to Echo's tween heroes.
  4. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Jul 1, 2014
    60
    It's no "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." (What is?) But on its own modest terms, the alien adventure Earth to Echo is a lively and likable knockoff that should divert, if not exactly enthrall, tweens and young teens.
  5. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Jul 2, 2014
    58
    All in all, Earth to Echo is passable family entertainment, neither unforgettable nor particularly bad.
  6. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Jul 2, 2014
    50
    This isn't a family-friendly film - anyone over the age of about 8 will immediately recognize that significant chunks of the story don't make sense.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Jul 1, 2014
    25
    Even at a cramped and frenetic 82 minutes, the movie feels long. That’s what happens when the audience can guess everything that’s going to happen in advance.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 40
  2. Negative: 22 out of 40
  1. Jul 26, 2014
    10
    This was the best movie ever. I saw the bad reviews and thought it would be boring, but when I saw it I literally said and thought toThis was the best movie ever. I saw the bad reviews and thought it would be boring, but when I saw it I literally said and thought to everybody around me, "who could think this is boring?" This was the bets movie of all time, and I like it better than even Disney, and I am a Disney fan. No chance I'm ever going to see a better movie. I loved Earth to Echo, brilliant movie!!! Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2015
    9
    Earth to Echo es una película que se desarrolla en un tono amigable y que fluye de una manera admirable.

    Esta película (que está grabada en
    Earth to Echo es una película que se desarrolla en un tono amigable y que fluye de una manera admirable.

    Esta película (que está grabada en metraje encontrado) es un film que logra ser atractivo en su atmósfera dando un buen entretenimiento y siendo bastante entretenida, complementando bien su trama con intrigas que resultan ideales, por así decirlo. Además, este largometraje es bastante disfrutable llevando al público a un viaje interesante y que, para su genero, o fuera de él, se desenvuelve de una manera inteligente.
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  3. Jul 13, 2014
    7
    This movie is definitely geared toward the minds of the 10-14 age range, the ones that are more open to the ideas that this movie promotes.This movie is definitely geared toward the minds of the 10-14 age range, the ones that are more open to the ideas that this movie promotes. References have been made to ET, and Super 8 but it still lacks the substance needed to make it appealing to an all age audience. The basic concept of making these boys last night memorable and the growth in thought they experience as it is happening is a positive influence. The reality aspect used for filming this movie will draw in a younger mind but leaves an older audience member needing more substance. Expand
  4. Dec 8, 2014
    3
    Earth to Echo wanted to be a "friendly-alien-lost-on-earth" movie but I didn't do a very good job. The story was boring, the characters wereEarth to Echo wanted to be a "friendly-alien-lost-on-earth" movie but I didn't do a very good job. The story was boring, the characters were not played well and in all it felt like a failed remake of E.T. The story-line was pretty much the same as E.T. anyway. At no point during the movie does it immerse you and give you a sense of feeling for the character of Echo in such a way as E.T did. Expand
  5. Jul 12, 2014
    3
    Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) is very good movie but it is better than Earth to Echo (2014), this movie is a remake of Super 8 andTransformers: Age of Extinction (2014) is very good movie but it is better than Earth to Echo (2014), this movie is a remake of Super 8 and Chronicle (2012), There are more remakes than original movies. Expand
  6. Jul 6, 2014
    3
    Elliott! Elliott!, Phone Home. i like Earth to Echo, but is not good as the others kids movies of the 80's ,and the Super 8 is better. E.T.!Elliott! Elliott!, Phone Home. i like Earth to Echo, but is not good as the others kids movies of the 80's ,and the Super 8 is better. E.T.! E.T.! E.T.! Be good. Expand
  7. Oct 7, 2014
    1
    There is something rotten in Denmark when I keep seeing loads of professional and user reviews that tout how great awful movies are on sitesThere is something rotten in Denmark when I keep seeing loads of professional and user reviews that tout how great awful movies are on sites like this one and many others like it. I'm starting to wonder if movie studios are not paying people to come on sites like this to praise terrible movies like Earth to Echo. After seeing this with the wife and daughter and a bunch of her friends I felt compelled to take over the movie selection of my daughter's slumber party and show them E.T which they absolutely adored after they got past the 70/80's clothes, home furnishings and products. Let me just say when a bunch of 11 year old girls call a movie like this one crap, it is truly CRAP! Expand

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