Mars Attacks! - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mars Attacks! Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 18, 2008
| Original Score: 2/4
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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.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Unfortunately, it's not very good.
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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.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 29, 2002
Only moderately amusing.
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Hilarity never seemed so tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Not as much fun as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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
ReelViews
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
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
As light entertainment, Mars Attacks! gave me more pleasure than most other recent movies I've seen.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Sadly empty exercise.
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Scott Rosenberg
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
A throwaway piece of pop ephemera, like a '90s Casino Royale, momentarily arresting and soon forgotten.
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Entertainment Weekly
December 13, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: B+