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Roving Mars Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

The interaction of two amazing NASA roving robots, named "Spirit" and "Opportunity," with the mysterious terrain of Mars is authentically captured by writer/director George Butler on IMAX cameras.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A

April 16, 2009
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...has been designed to appeal primarily to viewers with an inherent interest in all things outer space...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 17, 2009
Ethan Gilsdorf
Boston Globe
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Despite audiences knowing the happy ending from the get-go, [director] Butler manages to inject considerable drama.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

January 16, 2009
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

August 7, 2008
Ryan Cracknell
Calgary Movies

Originally made for IMAX screens, George Butler's Roving Mars is a visual marvel %u2013 even if it boils down to a piece of corporate propaganda.

Full Review Source: Calgary Movies

May 8, 2008
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 5/5

August 11, 2007
David Cornelius
DVDTalk.com

Standard IMAX docu fare: a few talking heads, some lush narration, and a whole heap of impressive visuals.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 3/5

June 25, 2007
Arthur Salm
San Diego Union-Tribune

It's shot through with edge-of-your-seat excitement.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 6, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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One of the most educational and entertaining large-format movies ever.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 5/5

September 15, 2006
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Capably accomplishes its mission to Mars by blending solid science with sci-fi eye candy.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

June 16, 2006
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

The first third of the film is weak, but from there it blasts off with strength and connects emotionally, visually, intellectually and even motivationally with the audience.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 3/4

April 13, 2006
Bob Townsend
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It's harder still not to root for anthropomorphized Spirit and Opportunity as time and again they perform like whirring, beeping little robots-that-could, far exceeding the expectations of the people who designed and built them.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B+

February 4, 2006
Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
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Only a series of pics featuring a set of strange little nodes that look like blueberries planted in a pile of red rocks carry any kind of translatable otherworldly kick.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B-

February 1, 2006
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Probably isn't as enthralling as its makers hoped, but interesting enough to make for good, informative family entertainment.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: B

January 28, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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A splendidly photographed IMAX 2-D film.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 27, 2006

Awe-inspiring and informative, but it's also entertaining and could trigger the desire for space exploration in a few future scientists-to-be.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 4/5

January 27, 2006
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[P]retty much a big, beautiful ad for NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and so what?

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

January 26, 2006
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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... a heartfelt tribute to a couple of robots.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 26, 2006
Mike Clark
USA Today
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The movie is more compelling than exciting with one exception: the kind of rocket blast-off sequence for which IMAX screens were seemingly invented.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

January 26, 2006
Nathan Lee
New York Times
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Read no more if you want to grow up to be an astronaut; here are 40 minutes of nonstop robots, spaceships and bright-eyed NASA geeks enthusing about tangles of circuitry and nifty hydraulics.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 26, 2006

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February 4, 2006

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January 28, 2006

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January 27, 2006
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