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John Carter Reviews

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Justin Craig
FoxNews.com
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
CraveOnline
August 22, 2012
One of the best sci-fi fantasy films in a long, long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
July 9, 2012
Not as bad as you've been lead to believe . . .
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
Paul Chambers
CNNRadio
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-
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
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
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
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.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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
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Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
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
Neil Pond
American Profile
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
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
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
March 12, 2012
While possibly impenetrable to the casual viewer, the picture succeeds as grand entertainment, with dazzling technical achievements and wonderfully exaggerated performances of galactic heroism.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 12, 2012
One of the things I liked about this movie is that it has nice little touches of humor. The visual effects (I saw this in 3D) are quite convincing. The acting is effective.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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