Reviews

Jun 25, 2021
Mars Attacks! may well be the last whiff of that Burton magic so cherished by generations of angsty teens.
Oct 2, 2020
Director Tim Burton fashions a hilariously twisted form of the alien invasion movie by skewering every silly sci-fi flick that ever had a budget smaller than its brain.
Mar 11, 2020
Mars Attacks! plays its loony action for intentional laughs.
Feb 23, 2019
Mars is a fireball of failure, a B-movie crammed full of A-list actors, an exercise in tacky self-indulgence that will numb you with its labored eccentricities. What's more, it would take a greater detective than I to find a single funny line.
Dec 7, 2018
[Mars Attacks!] works well enough, though never well enough to make up for the fact that Burton ultimately settles for less.
Dec 7, 2018
A giddily madcap, surreal, sardonic satire that sets out to be deliberately cheesy.
Dec 7, 2018
Oh, those Martians! They are funny, mean little buggers, and they're worthing checking out.
Dec 7, 2018
Even Tim Burton's maddest fans will feel disappointment creeping in as the invasion careens along.
Dec 7, 2018
The best thing about Mars Attacks! is that you'll come away believing you could have done the movie better.
Dec 7, 2018
Attacks' only real virtue is its consistency: On every level, whether it's acting, humor, action or special effects, it is consistently disappointing.
Dec 7, 2018
Of course, nobody expects a movie called Mars Attacks! to be fraught with deeper meanings. Still, it's disappointingly frivolous.
Dec 7, 2018
Zestfully tacky and broadly comic -- but never quite as funny as it promises to be -- Mars Attacks!' is fanboy-filmmaker Tim Burton's artfully crafted sendup of '50s sci-fi paranoia
Dec 7, 2018
It's a destructo orgy without any phony-baloney sanctimony about the fellowship of man -- or spaceman.
Dec 7, 2018
The science-fiction comedy Mars Attacks! is a contrived B-movie pastiche with some spicy ingredients alien to other Tim Burton films: attitude, cynicism, misanthropy.
Dec 7, 2018
Among an amazing roster of stars, Pierce Brosnan is hilarious as a presidential adviser and Lisa Marie is weirdly creepy as a disguised alien temptress.
Dec 7, 2018
The cast is so large that most of the actors don't stick around very long, but each has his or her moment to shine.
Dec 7, 2018
Both a tribute to schlock sci-fi and a deconstruction of it, this sleekly cheeseball $70 million production is all attitude. It's not Burton's best by a long shot, but I came out smiling.
Dec 5, 2018
A giddy mixture of the gross and the trashily poetic, it's hopelessly undisciplined, and will plunder giggles wherever it can find them; at its best, it can make you yelp with laughter.
Apr 16, 2014
...a sadistically silly spoof that uses a cheesy ray gun to blow away the tropes of science-fiction past.
Jan 19, 2014
Yes, it's over-the-top, but there's a terrifying truth in how politicians would want to spin this or media would want to angle it.