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John Carter Reviews

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Glenn Dunks
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.
John Hanlon
John Hanlon Reviews
June 30, 2013
This wannabe epic is forgettable, bland and way too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
They should have just let their freak flag fly and said, "To hell with it, here's 100 minutes of John Carter punching aliens."
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Beck
September 16, 2012
"John Carter" is certainly an interesting idea for a film, with a power struggle on an alien world and an outsider affecting the balance, but sadly it never ends up fully working.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Justin Craig
September 10, 2012
If Cecil B. DeMille were alive today and given the chance to direct a special effects-laden fantasy adventure on Mars, he might have made something similar to Andrew Stanton's visually stunning epic "John Carter."
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 25, 2012
A mightily entertaining, oft-cheesy, oft-soaring spectacle packed with more pulp than Florida's finest fruit.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
William Bibbiani
August 22, 2012
One of the best sci-fi fantasy films in a long, long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
August 17, 2012
Once John Carter gets past laying out the specifics of the various Martian cultures and tensions, it settles into a pleasant groove that recalls the old Saturday afternoon serials.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Richard Knight
Knight at the Movies
July 15, 2012
It's one of those big-screen enterprises that doesn't leave much residue (not to mention pleasure) once its moved on to conquer its next audience.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
July 9, 2012
Not as bad as you've been lead to believe . . .
R. L. Shaffer
June 7, 2012
John Carter is a visual delight at times, but the classic story is tiresome and the characters are largely unmemorable, leaving a cold, only occasionally thrilling experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 1, 2012
An undeniable disaster...of marketing. Join me on a tour of media headaches, and why they don't necessarily reflect the quality of the movie itself. [Blu-ray 3D]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
May 23, 2012
Under Stanton's care 'John Carter' is the kind of tremendous fun-filled film that's worth going to the theater to see.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 26, 2012
John Carter is for fans of pure, joyous, escapist, adventure cinema. Seeing John Carter unfamiliar with the text; it's very clear that the original text has influenced a hell of a lot of Sci-fi flicks that we've seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 21, 2012
OK, they botched the title. But not the movie itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
April 20, 2012
Ambitious and often unwieldy, but savory in its construction and earnestness. John Carter is sadly undeserving of its flop status.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 16, 2012
Nothing here as inspired as the Lightsaber, but there's no Jar Jar Binks either.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Matt Singer
April 5, 2012
Isn't the disaster some industry observers predicted, but it's not the high-gloss masterpiece some of us hoped for either.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
April 1, 2012
I understand John Carter likes being on Mars (superpowers + hot, intelligent princess). I just don't want to be there with him.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Paul Chambers
March 29, 2012
The film is far from perfect. Sometimes it's silly. But, the action and the atmosphere make this a world worth exploring. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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