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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)


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Alien invaders kidnap everyone's favorite right jolly old elf in this low-budget mixture of children's comedy and sci-fi adventure. Christmas is not far away, and countless children are glued to their family's TV sets, watching reports about Santa Claus (John Call). However, this is happening on Mars, and leaders of the Red Planet aren't sure what to do for their kids who are pining away for a visit from the gift-bearing earthling. Martian leader Kimar (Leonard Hicks) dispatches two of his

Nov 23, 2004

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[A] hilariously bad stab at sci-fi.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Adults may find it obvious and as square-cut as cheese. But let's face it. From now till you-know-when, the youngsters are all that matter.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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4 stars for bad-movie buffs, 1 star for the rest of humanity.

December 22, 2012 Full Review Source: Creative Loafing
Creative Loafing

This is, without exaggeration, one of the single worst films ever made, which hasn't prevented it from becoming a cult classic.

December 3, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A terrible product of people who wanted to appeal to kids but likely never met one in their lives...

December 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Who knew this would be the pinnacle of Pia Zadora's career?

October 22, 2005
Film Threat

Better than 'Mars Needs Women', but worse than 'Teenagers from Outer Space' . . .

December 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page
Sci-Fi Movie Page

White Christmas on a red planet, and not as bad as some people insist.

December 16, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Threat | Comment (1)
Film Threat

shot in that hopeless, bad filmmaking style ... with the delayed, artificial rhythm of a trans-Atlantic phone call

October 27, 2004 Full Review Source:

Low expectations met.

October 25, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

I can't help it I love it!

December 21, 2003 | Comments (2)

Like a car accident unfolding before your eyes, it's impossible to look away even if only to see how just bad it can get.

December 14, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Views

Classic Crap

July 26, 2002
Hot Button

This tacky attempt to make a kidpic about the Christmas spirit seems too retarded for even kids who will watch anything silly.

December 27, 2001 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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The plot, such as it is, proves it is possible to insult the intelligence of a three-year-old.

June 13, 2001 Full Review Source:

It's all about as heartwarming as a documentary about reconstructive bowel surgery, a procedure you may need should you choose to sit through all 82 minutes...

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

I just happened to catch this movie on TV the other night, unfortunately. It's got an interesting story, which may have been the inspiration for Disney's new movie Mars Needs Moms, because in this movie the kids of mars need a Santa. This movie is complete cheese, with bad actors, dialogue, special effects, directing, the works! An interesting bad movie, though.
December 20, 2010

Super Reviewer

In the right company and with loads of "adult" beverages, this one could be a scream. But watch it alone and you'd wish you were dead just to escape a world that would allow crap like this to be produced.
July 6, 2009

Super Reviewer

The ultimate Christmas cheese!
April 3, 2008
Robert C

Super Reviewer

Some films are so bad, they're funny. Some films are so bad, they're just BAD.
January 12, 2008
xGary Xx

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