Paper Planes

Paper Planes

Paper Planes

Australian family film about how one boy’s passion for flight leads him the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan. Stars Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Deborah Mailman (The Sapphires).

2014Rating: PG96 minsAustralia
Kids & Family

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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

It’s tempting to describe Paper Planes as a journey back to the good old days. When we made simple movies for a simpler time. In fact, that is half right. Paper Planes does harken back to a period not long ago when Australasian movies seemingly all focused on putting entertainment first, recognising that “high quality” and “high brow” are in fact entirely different phrases. The part that’s false is the simpler time - these films work just as well today, as Paper Planes gleefully proves.

Ideal, if flimsy, family fun.

If words like “heartwarming” and “uplifting” repulse you, look away now, because this Aussie family drama is unashamedly both, with bells on. Director and co-writer, Robert Connolly, has crafted a fun (if a tad too long), family adventure following a young Western Australian boy’s quest to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan (yeah, they...

3.0
Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Rousing and heartwarming family film in which winning, losing and family are everything.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Parents are likely to find it a welcome reprieve from dancing penguins, cuddly safari animals and merchandise tie-ins.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's a simple premise but rich in subtext, delivering a pointed message to the generation responsible for Australia's future.

3.0
SBS

SBS

press

Be prepared to tap your reserves of goodwill to overlook its flaws.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A winsome feel-good tale that pushes all the right buttons, though seldom gently.

Flicks, Giles Hardie

Flicks, Giles Hardie

flicks

It’s tempting to describe Paper Planes as a journey back to the good old days. When we made simple movies for a simpler time. In fact, that is half right. Paper Planes does harken back to a period not long ago when Australasian movies seemingly all focused on putting entertainment first, recognising that “high quality” and “high brow” are in fact entirely different phrases. The part that’s false is the simpler time - these films work just as well today, as Paper Planes gleefully proves.

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

press

Rousing and heartwarming family film in which winning, losing and family are everything.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Parents are likely to find it a welcome reprieve from dancing penguins, cuddly safari animals and merchandise tie-ins.

3.0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's a simple premise but rich in subtext, delivering a pointed message to the generation responsible for Australia's future.

3.0
SBS

SBS

press

Be prepared to tap your reserves of goodwill to overlook its flaws.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A winsome feel-good tale that pushes all the right buttons, though seldom gently.

Ideal, if flimsy, family fun.

If words like “heartwarming” and “uplifting” repulse you, look away now, because this Aussie family drama is unashamedly both, with bells on. Director and co-writer, Robert Connolly, has crafted a fun (if a tad too long), family adventure following a young Western Australian boy’s quest to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in Japan (yeah,...

3.0