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Martian Child Reviews

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November 1, 2007
[Cusack] just can't seem to conjure up a reservoir of emotions to make Martian Child human.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 2, 2007
So bland and safe that it might appeal more directly to children than adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 3, 2007
Martian Child wants to make us cry. It nearly made me gag. This is an exercise in shameless and inept emotional manipulation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 1, 2007
My heart was ready to be warmed. But it never got above room temperature.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: C
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 2, 2007
Martian Child has intelligence and a modicum of wit -- if only it had more heart and a kid worth shedding a tear for.
November 1, 2007
The whole Ha, ha! Dennis is a young Norman Bates thing gets quite creepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 2, 2007
It's a bit creepy, since [Dennis's] "quirks" are an unaddressed cry for help in this generic tonal mess that switches to light rom-com mode whenever any of its complicated-fatherhood drama starts to get too realistically sobering.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 31, 2007
The only thing that saves it from being a Lifetime movie is Cusack's ever-present charm and personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
November 6, 2007
Everybody is very earnest, too earnest.
November 1, 2007
The quirky allure of Joan Cusack can offset a lot of sentiment in a movie, but even she drowns in the goop of Martian Child.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 29, 2007
A generic version of any other dramatic comedy about familial love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 30, 2007
The primary obstacle to enjoying any moment of Martian Child is Dennis, a little creature whose habits never feel like anything other than groan-worthy screenwriter contrivances aimed at cheaply eliciting audience waterworks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 25, 2008
Just more middling, forgettable fare for the movie memory scrap heap.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 2, 2007
Maudlin, mawkish, and slightly misunderstood itself, Martian Child is the perfect example of good intentions wrapped in Hollywood-lite logistics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 2, 2007
100 percent goo.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 1, 2007
It's a well-intended psychological drama, but Meyjes is too afraid to permit the film any darkness...a patchy creation, bouncing between sincere questions of homestead stability and fluffy sitcom montages set to ELO hits.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 3, 2007
In this abandoned-kid-who-thinks-he's-an-alien mush-fest, Martian Child doesn't offer much beyond its small-screen sensibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 1, 2007
John Cusack gets seriously spaced out, in this cross between A Beautiful Mind and ET.
November 9, 2007
...a betrayal of the book...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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