Christmas on Mars (2008)

Christmas on Mars



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The film takes place during Christmastime on Mars, as the colonization of the Red Planet is underway. But, when an oxygen generator and a gravity control pod malfunction, Major Syrtis and his team fear for the worst. Syrtis hallucinates about the birth of a baby, and many other strange things. Meanwhile, a compassionate alien superbeing arrives, inspiring and helping the isolated astronauts.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Wayne Coyne
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On DVD: Nov 11, 2008
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Critic Reviews for Christmas on Mars

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

Warmth and humor, Flaming Lips calling cards, are nowhere to be found.

Full Review… | October 31, 2008
Boston Globe
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This mostly black-and-white, dreamlike yuletide fable does possess its own dorky DIY charm.

Full Review… | September 22, 2008
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Many rock bands have a moment when they flirt with cinema, but the best efforts are...endearingly ragged projects, destined for cult status. For the Oklahoma group the Flaming Lips, that movie is Christmas on Mars.

Full Review… | September 12, 2008
New York Times
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It's mainly pregnant with pauses that too frequently suck all the fun/oxygen out of each scene, like some art-film parody.

Full Review… | September 10, 2008
Village Voice
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Full Review… | September 12, 2008
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Full Review… | September 12, 2008
Boston Herald

Audience Reviews for Christmas on Mars


This could've used some editing. And some acting. There are some great (budget) visuals, and disturbing, creepy atmosphere, but nothing else worth mentioning. It's the type of film one should watch high in order to enjoy it to it's fullest. Unfortunately, I was stone sober and this movie was pretty much a challenge to sit through.

Mr Awesome
Devon Bott

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I love the Flaming Lips and I am a huge fan of Wayne Coyne in general. That's what got me to watch this movie and actually made me finish watching this movie out of pure respect. There are some really funny cursing moments in the film which is why I give it a couple of stars. Otherwise, the whole culminates with a scene that includes a marching band whose heads are made of vaginas (I am not shitting you) who are crushing a crying baby. Look, I appreciate art and all that and there is probably a ton of stuff that I don't get because you have to listen to The Soft Bulletin backwards or something, but either way, if you enjoy half the shit that goes on the stage at his concerts and don't mind black and white, be my guest. Fred Armisan is fucking hilarious, though.

Tim Sigur

Super Reviewer


haha, oh the Flaming Lips, we love you.

Kyle Meisch
Kyle Meisch

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