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Mars Needs Moms Reviews

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
June 2, 2013
Mars Needs Moms actually entertained me. There's the bright colors and great 3D, but there's also some touching moments and grown-up wit
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Guy Haley
SFX Magazine
December 22, 2011
A solid, vibrant family film that parents and young-ish nippers can enjoy together.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
September 1, 2011
a disposable family adventure it more than fits the bill
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Leonard Maltin
August 12, 2011
As with a good live-action movie, it all begins with the script, and this one is solid-well thought-out, briskly paced, funny and sweet. In the end, it's the finished film that matters, not the process...
Matt Fowler
IGN Movies
June 20, 2011
Mars Needs Moms dares to venture into some sad, tragic territory which, in a perverse way, made the film a bit more enjoyable and prevented it from being completely underwhelming
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
April 13, 2011
What really sells this fabulous, kid-friendly 3D adventure to anybody over eight (no offense, kids) is its astonishing visuals, which uses motion-capture technology to a degree that surpasses what we saw in Avatar.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Pejkovic
FILMINK (Australia)
April 13, 2011
Mars Needs Moms becomes a stunning achievement not only in the visual and action stakes but emotionally as well, with a heartbreaking clarity putting into perspective the love and sacrifices that good mothers make for their children.
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
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.
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
April 7, 2011
The story canters along at a merry pace and doesn't outstay its welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
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
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
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
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
March 25, 2011
Kids will enjoy this strangely touching tale about the bond between mothers and their children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jonathan Crocker
Total Film
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
Leonard Maltin
March 20, 2011
Talk all you want about technique: a good animated film depends on story and character, and it's those vital ingredients that make Mars Needs Moms so entertaining. It's also
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
March 16, 2011
Darker than expected but with a good theme: moms are great.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 14, 2011
... unobjectionable enough for undemanding kids ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Nusair
March 12, 2011
...a solid computer-animated flick that should leave adults just as satisfied and entertained as kids.
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
March 11, 2011
The animation, special effects and sound effects are top drawer. This family-friendly entertainment package comes with a lasting side benefit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online
March 11, 2011
Mars Needs Moms is visually inventive and occasionally emotionally potent, but feels overly padded in its attempt to stretch such a short story to feature length.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
March 11, 2011
This is just a big rollercoaster of a movie, filled with dazzling effects and funny creatures and the requisite five-hankie "I love you, Mom" ending. But then, there are some weird gender political battles at play here.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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