From the get-go, Last Days on Mars looks like a film which the parties involved put about half their effort and care into.
Once danger presents itself and the screaming starts, it all becomes a basic space horror film that plucks tropes from the peg and rarely does anything interesting with them.
| Original Score: 2/5
Our band of estimable actors have to contend with a storm of B-movie dialogue and the remorseless hammer blows of a stock horror plot line.
| Original Score: 3/5
Consistently solid acting, smart direction and striking imagery cannot overcome a hackneyed storyline that cobbles together stale ideas and scenarios to a fittingly alienating effect.
This sci-fi drama begins promisingly but loses its way in the Martian dust.
Even at 98 minutes, the whole thing lasts way too long.
Solid but derivative space horror ...
An elegantly crafted adventure in classical science-fiction.
You've never seen the red planet looking quite as humdrum as the one in The Last Days on Mars.
This is an intelligent and engaging sci-fi thriller that's well worth checking out. Also, did we mention the space zombies?
Manages to break free from its low-budget limitations but is hamstrung by its own love of the genre.
A sci-fi horror dimmer than the dark side of the moon.
Escapist sci-fi meets horror hybrid...
| Original Score: 6/10
Nothing here that hasn't been done better before.
Alas, the film quickly loses its offbeat charm and devolves into a routine monster movie.
movies with "Mars" in the title tend to suck
| Original Score: 1.5/4
... fairly elemental sci-fier from UK that, during its creepier moments, will remind genre buffs of Hammer's top-drawer Quatermass series.
| Original Score: 3/4
Appealing as that might sound to the walking-dead obsessed, this modest, low-budget sci-fi thriller is fatally lacking in entertainment value.
| Original Score: 2/4
Olivia Williams further enforces the theory, as demonstrated in 'The Ghost Writer' and 'Hyde Park On Hudson,' that there's no one right now more electric at playing royally pissed-off.
In the ways that "The Last Days on Mars" is like a horror movies, it's typical, and in the ways it's different, it's mostly flat.
| Original Score: 1/4