John Carter Reviews

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March 16, 2021
John Carter is a good summer movie in March but, with the exception of that one fleeting segment, it's not a great movie at any time of year.
December 2, 2020
Feels heavily recycled in both its storytelling techniques and its visual effects.
September 12, 2020
The battles mostly fail to satisfy, and the film's opening scene is either a misguided mess or simply unnecessary.
January 11, 2020
It has the all the things you want out of the big summertime release with adventure, a cool hero, an interesting love interest, and big-time effects.
December 9, 2019
All together, John Carter is fun to watch and pretty to look at - just don't expect too much besides that.
November 7, 2019
This misunderstood and reverent spectacle was a victim of youthful ignorance more than bad marketing
July 31, 2019
...unless you're still looking forward to puberty, you should avoid John Carter.
July 29, 2019
As to the best aspects of John Carter, it is first and foremost a joy to watch visually.
June 8, 2019
It's the kind of movie that reminds us why we go to the movies, a kind of filmmaking that some may call naive or outdated, but I would call timeless. John Carter is the real deal.
February 25, 2019
For the most part, the first "live action" feature by Andrew Stanton, is graphically splendiferous and enjoyably nonsensical.
February 6, 2019
John Carter has a sense of adventure, a sense of fun and, best of all, a sense of proportion. It's a family-friendly bet that honors its roots and its audience.
December 19, 2018
An enjoyable piece of mainstream escapist cinema, its often illogical plot held together by a decent cast, some well-placed Flash Gordon-esque moments of humor and a strict mandate to never take itself too seriously.
November 9, 2018
This story is more original than Avatar, but lacks Avatar's elegance.
November 4, 2018
While there isn't much new terrain here, what distinguishes Carter is the quality and richness of what they extract from the soil.
October 31, 2018
Taylor Kitsch's nipples star in Cowboys & Aliens 2: Electric Boogaloo. On Mars. In 3-D. Yay?
February 6, 2018
It's such a soul-sucking, humourless mess of technobabble and gobble-de-gook, I'm pretty sure sitting through it made me a Scientologist or something.
October 23, 2017
John Carter isn't completely bad-a lot of individual elements work quite well-but it's a mess and it's so science fictiony as to be alienating.
September 18, 2017
As negative-leaning as most of this article is, "John Carter" is still fun and offers occasional moments of glory.
September 1, 2017
The movie is still one tacky sight.
September 8, 2013
Even if Edgar Rice Burroughs' 11-volume series is adapted by its three screenwriters into a nonsensical mess, then it should at least be a visual feast, right? Hardly.
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