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John Carter Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
June 30, 2013
This wannabe epic is forgettable, bland and way too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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
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
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+
August 22, 2012
One of the best sci-fi fantasy films in a long, long time.
Read More | Original Score: 9/10
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+
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.
July 9, 2012
Not as bad as you've been lead to believe . . .
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
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
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
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
April 21, 2012
OK, they botched the title. But not the movie itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 20, 2012
Ambitious and often unwieldy, but savory in its construction and earnestness. John Carter is sadly undeserving of its flop status.
April 16, 2012
Nothing here as inspired as the Lightsaber, but there's no Jar Jar Binks either.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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