Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) - Rotten Tomatoes

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)




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This film is an adaption of Daniel Defoe's classic tale of a sailor stranded on a deserted island. In this version, Crusoe is an astronaut who crash-lands on the seemingly-abandoned planet of Mars. Soon, he meets Friday, who is an alien slave who recently escaped from his captors.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: John C. Higgins, Ib Melchior
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 18, 2007
Paramount Pictures

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Critic Reviews for Robinson Crusoe on Mars

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

There's lots to appeal to fans of adventure stories and the film has a distinctive visual style that adds to its character.

Full Review… | November 24, 2015
Eye for Film

While Robinson Crusoe on Mars is more a kitsch curio than a classic movie, there is much entertainment to be had comparing this 1964 story of "a lone astronaut pitted against all odds beyond this Earth" with The Martian.

Full Review… | November 12, 2015
Times (UK)

About as good as any sci-fi adventure film of that generation.

Full Review… | March 11, 2012
Antagony & Ecstasy

Dated on many levels, but the film represents a fascinating slice of scientific history.

Full Review… | January 16, 2011

Audience Reviews for Robinson Crusoe on Mars


an entertaining, cheesy, dated, and stellar (or should i say inter-stellar) film. it's hard not to laugh at the effects, but as survival films go, it's quite fun.

danny d

Super Reviewer

Wonderful film. It's nice to see science fiction treated seriously for a change in the era that it was made. At the time, B movies were ruling the drive-in screens and something like this was just not commonly done. It makes for an entertaining character film that doesn't require a lot of exposition - mostly just the visuals to tell its story. And for that, I am grateful. One of my very favorite sci-fi movies and thanks must be given to Criterion for their wonderful Blu-ray presentation of this classic film.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


The beginning and ending of this movie are horrible, for one thing, West's character dies in the first scene! Putting the story of Crusoe in space was probably their first mistake.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Robinson Crusoe on Mars Quotes

Col. Dan McReady: I like this movie and it has special memories for me when watching it on cable t.v. in Metro Detroit in the 70s. As time went on I realized that it was a great film. This movie inspired many sci-fi film makers and although the effects seem dated, they're still fantastic considering there wasn't any CGI or computers at that time. The story line can get a bit slow near the end, but it's a good story and unlike today's movies, it actually tells a story if you pay attention. One of the best and I can still watch it as though it was the first time.
– Submitted by SD W (23 months ago)

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