Mars Attacks! - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mars Attacks! Reviews

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Josh Larsen
April 16, 2014
...a sadistically silly spoof that uses a cheesy ray gun to blow away the tropes of science-fiction past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 23, 2013
An over directed and poorly written farce...
Emanuel Levy
July 3, 2011
Tim Burton's tribute to the B sci-fi-alien genre of the 1950s is sharply uneven, but the top-notch cast, dark humor, and production values offer some pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Alien-invasion satire for older tweens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Nelson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
September 1, 2009
The pinko commie Independence Day, Burton's film orders an invasion of little green men not to reinvigorate our all-American bloodlust, but to make us look like complete and utter boobs.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
August 25, 2008
Perhaps they don't create quite enough deeply funny earthlings to go around, but a thoroughly meanspirited big-budget movie is always a treasurable rarity.

TV Guide
August 25, 2008
Since the movie is obviously designed to be a larky romp through low-culture cheese, it may seem mean-spirited to complain that in the end Burton's spectacle is a bit hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Todd McCarthy
August 25, 2008
oaded with wit, nifty little ideas and an extraordinary sense of design, but its allure is of quite a particular nature, much closer to that of Ed Wood than of Burton's earlier, and far more commercially successful, works.

August 25, 2008
Burton's only failure.
Rob Gonsalves
September 27, 2007
Burton is at his funniest when the Martians are zapping away like brats playing a video game.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 6, 2007
It has a silly juvenile appeal in its unrelenting and subversive camp satire of the pop culture scene.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Unfortunately, it's not very good.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
This may not be the best or funniest effort by Burton. It is his biggest, and a lot of fun, too.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dragan Antulov
May 22, 2003
A most unpleasant surprise to all those who based their expectations on Burton's previous work.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Just a parade of scattershot gags, more often weird than funny and most often just flat.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
A very disappointing effort by director Tim Burton.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
A frantic, funny love letter to an era of entertainment gone by, but also a top-notch example of modern comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 29, 2002
Only moderately amusing.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
It's got attitude, goodness knows; it has stars by the fistful; and it certainly was made with technical skill. What it doesn't have is enough of a story to fill an hour and 46 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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