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John Carter Reviews

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September 18, 2017
As negative-leaning as most of this article is, "John Carter" is still fun and offers occasional moments of glory.
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
July 9, 2012
Not as bad as you've been lead to believe . . .
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
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-
March 28, 2012
John Carter is an instant classic... Disney should be ashamed of themselves for treating Mars like a red-headed step planet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
March 21, 2012
Over-produced, overlong and too violent for young children, but it isn't lacking in marvelous special effects, occasional magic and general entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 20, 2012
Director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, Wall.E) could easily have found himself feeding the belly of a turkey too fat to support its own legs - slow, clunky, stupid - but manages to keep a spectacular beast of a movie fast-footed.
March 19, 2012
Manages to overcome an inflated running time and occasional bouts of cuteness by remembering and embracing its pulp fiction roots as an 'interplanetary romance.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 17, 2012
A century in the making, Disney's John Carter is a superlative cinematic fantasy that's without question the single most entertaining thing I've had the pleasure to see in 2012 so far.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 16, 2012
As one of Pixar's star players, Stanton is an experienced cinematic storyteller, which is why it's disappointing that his first live-action project is so unwieldy at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.1/2
March 14, 2012
Romance, action, humor, and even some philosophical gristle: Is war a cosmic constant? Is anything worth fighting for?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 13, 2012
With this production budget, you'd think someone in the creative chain might have detected that there was too much dramatic dithering in the screenplay, but entertainment factors survive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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