Reviews

Apr 14, 2011
A rather sturdy modernized mash-up of Assault on Precinct 13 and Escape from New York.
Dec 30, 2006
Nov 19, 2001
Aug 28, 2001
Written, directed, and edited with the offhand shoddiness of a day worker thinking about his evening beer.
Aug 27, 2001
Someday we're all going to look back on this one and l-a-a-a-augh.
Aug 27, 2001
The acting is so pallid that you're never sure the cast members quite get the jokes.
Aug 27, 2001
It's like watching a John Carpenter greatest-hits reel done by a rank amateur.
Aug 24, 2001
Schlocky, sluggish shoot-'em-up.
Aug 24, 2001
A flawed but worthy effort from an auteur whose near-misses are more entertaining than many others' hits.
Aug 24, 2001
A tired and dispiriting affair that takes forever to get going.
Aug 24, 2001
I guess John Carpenter the careless purveyor of slime and hokum is the only John Carpenter we've got, and that's better than none at all.
Aug 24, 2001
The one intriguing thing about John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars is how such a dreadful screenplay could have made it onto celluloid.
Aug 24, 2001
Arguably the horror/sci-fi director's most routine movie.
Aug 24, 2001
Occasionally veering into that so-bad-it's-good category ... mostly Ghosts of Mars is just so bad.
Aug 24, 2001
All basic stuff, and yet Carpenter brings pacing and style to it, and Natasha Henstridge provides a cool-headed center.
Aug 24, 2001
Slides instantly into the realm of the forgettable.
Aug 24, 2001
The 'acting' by lead stars Ice Cube, Natasha Henstridge, Jason Statham and Pam Grier is more wooden than a Pinocchio puppet show.
Aug 23, 2001
A less than functional retelling of Mr. Carpenter's B-picture classic Assault on Precinct 13 with a bit of his film The Fog.
Aug 23, 2001
It's more than a little sad to realize this is what Carpenter's career has come to.
Aug 23, 2001
Ghosts of Mars, hah. More like Turkey of Mars.