Mars Attacks! - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mars Attacks! Reviews

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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
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
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 15, 2010
Alien-invasion satire for older tweens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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-
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
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
September 10, 2002
Mars Attacks! is packed with memorable sights and hilariously ridiculous ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 19, 2002
When the film's energy kicks in, though, so does Burton's flair for black comedy.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2002
A bizarre combination of eye candy, warped humor, social satire and comedic ultraviolence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 17, 2002
Mars Attacks will keep you laughing from first to last.
April 12, 2002
This may not be a Christmas movie, but it sure captures the elusive spirit of the season, and the simple pleasure is contagious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A skewed marriage of mainstream pop and Burton's own eccentricity
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January 1, 2000
While Mars Attacks! may not have been as good as it could have been, it is definitely one of the better sci-fi flicks to have headed our way in quite a while.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A holiday film with no conscience whatsoever, Mars Attacks! will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it definitely will make you wonder about Earth's ability to defend itself in the face of higher life forms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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