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Mars Attacks! Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
First he made Ed Wood, a tribute to the man fondly recalled as the worst movie director of all time. Now Tim Burton seems to have made a tribute to Wood's work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
A stillborn affair that could have been -- and should have been -- a whole lot hipper and funnier.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Each step is away from the imagination that made the cards exciting to adolescents and towards a sort of smirking patronization of the spirit of the source material.
Full Review | Original Score: low 0 out of -4..+4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 23, 2013
An over directed and poorly written farce...
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Nothing much is funny in Mars Attacks!, whose mildly amusing War of the Worlds story can best be described as... Mars attacks.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Unfortunately, it's not very good.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
Como parodiar algo que já não se levava muito a sério originalmente?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 29, 2002
Only moderately amusing.
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
January 1, 2000
Flaming white hot death to anyone involved in this crappy film!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Galactic hoards of fun, but slightly disappointing bubble-gum sci-fi flick.
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
John Waters will weep with envy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tom Coates
June 27, 2001
Mars Attacks! wants to be the Dr Strangelove of alien B-movies, but isn't up to the challenge. Instead it's a paceless, overlong, and campy film partly redeemed by a number of hilarious and gruesome alien invasion skits.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Like a well-constructed bad painting, there is much to admire in the film, but the net effect leaves you dispassionate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
A very disappointing effort by director Tim Burton.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Scott Rosenberg
January 1, 2000
A throwaway piece of pop ephemera, like a '90s Casino Royale, momentarily arresting and soon forgotten.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Sadly empty exercise.
Elspeth Haughton
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Unlike Burton's tribute to B-movie director Ed Wood or Mel Brooks' parody Young Frankenstein, this movie's self-awareness doesn't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 60/100
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
January 1, 2000
Mars Attacks! is not so much a spoof of 'B' science fiction films as it is an homage to them. But those 'B' films were usually bad, and this homage to them suffers for the same reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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