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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: 6 out of 28
  2. Negative: 19 out of 28
  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 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. Jul 7, 2014
    8
    Earth to Echo incorporates movies like Cloverfield, Super 8 and E.T., and does each of those movies justice. I found it to be enjoyable, sincere and at the same time highlighting an important theme, friendship. Expand
  3. Jul 7, 2014
    5
    Beware if you get motion sickness easy. My wife, and I, and one of our daughters almost had to leave the film because of how jerky the filming was.I understand the way the movie was made, but it was horrible in that respect, very nauseating. The movie in itself was actually pretty decent. Expand
  4. Jul 9, 2014
    3
    I will never betray my Goon Dock friends.
    We will stick together until the whole world ends. Through heaven and hell, and nuclear
    war, good
    pals like us we stick like tar. In the city, or the country, or the forest, or boonies,
    I am proudly declared one of the goonies!
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  5. RoS
    Jul 12, 2014
    3
    i didn't like this movie ,it is badly done, and i there so many kind of movies like this and they are much better movies , E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and the Goonies and Super 8 Expand
  6. Jul 6, 2014
    3
    Pretty much.Take out everything that made from , super 8 . The Goonies .E.T. The Monster Squad. Stand by Me . Chronicle . in my opinion Earth to Echo is the big remake movie that Hollywood done Expand
  7. Jul 6, 2014
    1
    This movie will have you praying for death. So bad in so many ways; my mind is overloaded with how tragic this film is. I would say it looks like a bad elementary-school iMovie project but I don't know any kids this dumb. Just unbelievably bad; do not waste your time or money putting these sadly unremovable images into your brain. Expand

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