Metascore
39

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21

There are no positive critic reviews yet.

User Score
5.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 113 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 41
  2. Negative: 13 out of 41
  1. Nov 18, 2011
    6
    PLANET 51 is a nice, little kiddie film that has many great homages to famous sci-fi movies.
  2. Jul 13, 2014
    1
    It's odd that before this review, the average user rating was 51. How ironic. Especially because it deserves a much lower score. I mean, it's pretty obvious what will happen. Full Review »
  3. Jan 23, 2014
    7
    While the 1950s/1960s references and setting are likely to fall flat with most kids, I thought the film was fun and brilliantly animated. My little nephew had no idea about the cultural era defined for the aliens, but he remained mostly interested from start to finish (which, for him, is quite a feat). This is by no means the cream of the animated film crop, but it's a far better experience than many reviews to date would suggest, and it's worth watching. It's a shame I never heard about it until nearly four years after release. Full Review »