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My Favorite Martian

My Favorite Martian (1999)

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12

Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 42
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 37

Loud, effects-ridden comedy with no real humor.

20

Average Rating: 4.4/10
Critic Reviews: 10
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 8

Loud, effects-ridden comedy with no real humor.

audience

31

liked it
Average Rating: 2.5/5
User Ratings: 51,586

My Rating

Movie Info

My Favorite Martian stars Jeff Daniels as Tim O'Hara, once a newspaper man and now a struggling television producer in Santa Barbara. Tim has a crush on vapid news reporter Brace Channing (Elizabeth Hurley) while overlooking his feelings for Lizzie (Daryl Hannah), a technician working at the station. Driving home one night, Tim wanders upon the crash landing of a spaceship from Mars. The Martian inside (Christopher Lloyd) has come to Earth searching for a fellow Martian who had been lost here 35

Jul 17, 2001

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All Critics (52) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (37) | DVD (7)

Dire.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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Walston displays a crisp wit and blithe sense of whimsy otherwise lacking in this loser.

February 14, 2001 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Travel from Mars to Earth is an amazing feat, but not much more remarkable than reviving a sitcom that had been dead for a third of a century.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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A terrible movie -- beware.

December 26, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

There isn't enough nostalgia for the old series to recommend for any beyond the most juvenile mind-set.

April 9, 2005 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

An utterly pointless and unimaginative remake based on the classic '60s sitcom...a meteoric misfire

May 27, 2003
TheWorldJournal.com

Only the total collapse of Hollywood can save us from a reprise of My Mother the Car.

March 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Sight and Sound
Sight and Sound

Doesn't even have the little spark of life that actors with a certain measure of lunacy and chemistry can deliver.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A clever and well-written screenplay is what saved this thing from being just like any other failure in the remake experiment.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Needcoffee.com
Needcoffee.com

a light-hearted silly movie aimed at showing kids a good time. Disney makes no serious attempts to keep this film reasonable from an adult perspective.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
Hollywood Report Card

My Favorite Martian represents the very worst in mainstream American cinema.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

It's cheesy, creepy, and sleazy.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
rec.arts.movies.reviews

It's not a pretty sight.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

It is a movie that contains laughs, but they are more of the embarrassing type than ones created by humorous situations.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
rec.arts.movies.reviews

This is filmmaking not for children, but for idiots of all ages.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
rec.arts.movies.reviews

a spiffy-looking but empty-headed update

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online
Nitrate Online

I found it to be acceptable video fodder.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Almost entirely predicated on low-brow misfires and the thinnest of story precepts.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire
SPLICEDWire

Audience Reviews for My Favorite Martian

Pretty funny.
August 5, 2007
gatorgirl13

Super Reviewer

Good if you just want to watch a movie and laugh - no thinking required
April 14, 2007
Redlats

Super Reviewer

Thats right I saw it and you know what it sucked! Big suprise.
May 23, 2006
Godless

Super Reviewer

Classic disney movie.
August 22, 2007
Yinali

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    1. Uncle Martin: My regular ship is in the shop for its mid-millenium tune-up.
    – Submitted by Frances H (17 months ago)
    1. Uncle Martin: Humans are really the amoebas of the universe.
    2. Tim O'Hara: This from a man who talks to his suit.
    – Submitted by Frances H (17 months ago)
    1. Uncle Martin: Martians use 100% of their brain capacity. Humans less than 10.
    2. Tim O'Hara: I think we use more than 10.
    3. Uncle Martin: Your astronauts pee in their space suits. Case closed!
    – Submitted by Frances H (17 months ago)
    1. Tim O'Hara: Leisure suit from Hell! Show your face if you had one.
    – Submitted by Frances H (17 months ago)
    1. Brace Channing: Oh my God! A plane crash! And we don't have any video!
    – Submitted by Frances H (17 months ago)
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