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Mars Needs Moms Reviews

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April 8, 2011
It's enjoyable enough, but a live-action movie with a better script would have been much more engaging
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 8, 2011
Good looks are about the only thing going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 8, 2011
It's an interplanetary clunker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 8, 2011
Wells's fast-paced film mixes action, comedy and some heart-tugging emotion, delivering out of this world thrills to audiences of all ages.
April 7, 2011
While the multi-level Mars is an impressive backdrop there's no getting past performance capture problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 7, 2011
The incoherent, over-complicated storyline is played with much too much gravity, and the few jokes aren't funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 7, 2011
None of it makes much sense, the characters are largely annoying and the underground Martian city is drab and uninviting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 7, 2011
Family comedies about Martians don't need to be plausible exactly, but they need to be smart and entertaining. This one is ho-hum, so-so and so what?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 7, 2011
The story canters along at a merry pace and doesn't outstay its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 7, 2011
It's a stretch to stomach Seth Green's face having been reverse-engineered onto that of a 9-year-old boy...but Mars Needs Moms stands among few animated films able to scarcely broach that problematic uncanny valley.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 7, 2011
Mars may need moms, but does Earth need this movie?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 6, 2011
89 minutes of ... near-lifeless 'animated' characters who are constantly struggling to break through the stifling limitations of 'motion capture' technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 6, 2011
Makes you long for the parentless state of the Martians the movie depicts, who kidnap a mother and inadvertently whisk up her little son during a mom-harvesting trip to Earth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 6, 2011
The 'Polar Express'-style CG-meets-live-action visuals are creepy and flat, the characters are largely nonexistent and the story takes so many short cuts that it becomes meaningless...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 6, 2011
It's a solid, well-made family movie proving - as if it really needed to be said - that mum is the word.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2011
[S]pectacularly mediocre... There isn't a whole lot... to really recommend Moms beyond the fact that it's not particularly offensive.
April 4, 2011
An uninvolving mo-cap adventure that's well below par. Marvin the Martian would be unhappy to share his planet with this bunch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 25, 2011
Kids will enjoy this strangely touching tale about the bond between mothers and their children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 25, 2011
The film looks neither fully real nor fully imagined, which could be forgiven if Mars Needs Moms had something more to offer besides its nifty technology.
March 23, 2011
Don't be put off by the title. Wells harnesses 3D mo-cap wizardry for a children's adventure that balances storytelling and sci-fi.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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