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Mars Needs Moms Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It's enjoyable enough, but a live-action movie with a better script would have been much more engaging

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 8, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Good looks are about the only thing going for it.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

April 8, 2011
David Sexton
This is London

It's an interplanetary clunker.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 1/5

April 8, 2011
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo

Wells's fast-paced film mixes action, comedy and some heart-tugging emotion, delivering out of this world thrills to audiences of all ages.

Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo

April 8, 2011
Alex Zane
Sun Online

While the multi-level Mars is an impressive backdrop there's no getting past performance capture problems.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

April 7, 2011
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

The incoherent, over-complicated storyline is played with much too much gravity, and the few jokes aren't funny.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

April 7, 2011
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

None of it makes much sense, the characters are largely annoying and the underground Martian city is drab and uninviting.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

April 7, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian [UK]

Family comedies about Martians don't need to be plausible exactly, but they need to be smart and entertaining. This one is ho-hum, so-so and so what?

Full Review Source: Guardian [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

April 7, 2011
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph

The story canters along at a merry pace and doesn't outstay its welcome.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

April 7, 2011
Shaun Munro
What Culture

It's a stretch to stomach Seth Green's face having been reverse-engineered onto that of a 9-year-old boy...but Mars Needs Moms stands among few animated films able to scarcely broach that problematic uncanny valley.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 3/5

April 7, 2011
David Aldridge
Radio Times

Mars may need moms, but does Earth need this movie?

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 7, 2011
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

89 minutes of ... near-lifeless 'animated' characters who are constantly struggling to break through the stifling limitations of 'motion capture' technology.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 2/5

April 6, 2011
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

Makes you long for the parentless state of the Martians the movie depicts, who kidnap a mother and inadvertently whisk up her little son during a mom-harvesting trip to Earth.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 1/5

April 6, 2011
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
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The 'Polar Express'-style CG-meets-live-action visuals are creepy and flat, the characters are largely nonexistent and the story takes so many short cuts that it becomes meaningless...

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

April 6, 2011
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

It's a solid, well-made family movie proving - as if it really needed to be said - that mum is the word.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

April 6, 2011
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[S]pectacularly mediocre... There isn't a whole lot... to really recommend Moms beyond the fact that it's not particularly offensive.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

April 4, 2011
William Thomas
Empire Magazine

An uninvolving mo-cap adventure that's well below par. Marvin the Martian would be unhappy to share his planet with this bunch.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

April 4, 2011
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)

Kids will enjoy this strangely touching tale about the bond between mothers and their children.

Full Review Source: KWQC-TV (Iowa) | Original Score: 3/4

March 25, 2011
Rafer Guzman
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The film looks neither fully real nor fully imagined, which could be forgiven if Mars Needs Moms had something more to offer besides its nifty technology.

Full Review Source: Newsday

March 25, 2011
Jonathan Crocker
Total Film

Don't be put off by the title. Wells harnesses 3D mo-cap wizardry for a children's adventure that balances storytelling and sci-fi.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

March 23, 2011
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