Rated PG · 89 minutes · 2014

Adventure, Drama, Science fiction
If your kids are too young for the typical summer blow-em-ups, Earth to Echo was created specifically for them in a lab that replicates some of the DNA from Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams movies. But it could have used a lot more time in the test tube. Earth to Echo is full-on derivative, a sci-fi flick about three kids who track a cell phone signal to the Nevada desert, discovering instead that it’s actually an alien robot named Echo. As you might expect, government baddies want this bit o’ interstellar technology, too, thrusting the kids into action to protect Echo. To offset generic storytelling, the movie tries to go the found footage route, with GoPro cameras (a promotional partner of the film) catching speeding bikes and so forth, and the effects are underwhelming. Everything about Earth to Echo is underwhelming, though, so that shouldn’t be a surprise.
Official Site: callhimecho.com
Director: Dave Green
Producer: Ryan Kavanaugh, Andrew Panay, Tucker Tooley, Ron Burkle, Jason Colbeck, Mark Johnson, Robbie Brenner and Jack Kavanaugh
Cast: Brian "Astro" Bradley, Teo Halm, Reese Hartwig, Ella Wahlestedt, Jason Gray-Stanford, Cassius Willis, Drake Kemper, Tiffany Espensen, Mary Pat Gleason, Sonya Leslie, Myk Watford, Peter Mackenzie and Valerie Wildman


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Creative Loafing Tampa Earth to Echo Never Finds its Footing This found-footage, sci-fi adventure is all over the place. by Katy Williamson 07/07/2014
Memphis Flyer Film Review: Earth to Echo An adventure for both kids and adults. by Alexandra Pusateri 07/03/2014
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Creative Loafing Charlotte Earth to Echo: Lost signal Rating: ** by Matt Brunson 07/03/2014
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Chicago Reader Earth to Echo: An E.T. for the smartphone kid In Earth to Echo, four tech-savvy kids befriend a stranded space alien. by Ben Sachs 07/02/2014

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