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Mission to Mars Reviews

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December 26, 2010
So-so sci-fi; may be too intense for some kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 14, 2009
Whatever's shoddy or limp about Mission to Mars, however conspicuous while the film unfolds, all becomes admirably pale as the full viewing experience recedes and the good stuff emerges in proud bas-relief.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 27, 2006
Mission to Mars' redemptive coda opened the door for the subsequent film's continuing figurative and literal sanguinity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 26, 2006
The race for the worst movie of the year is on!
December 8, 2002
Typically, while a good screenplay only requires a single author, this unimaginative, derivative dreck required at least four, even with the massive cribbing from 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 2, 2002
There's some throwaway fancy camerawork at the beginning and a repeat of his shock-shot trick from Raising Cain, but otherwise De Palma's own ride appears to be largely on autopilot.
October 15, 2002
The too-many-cooks rule applies to this script, which borrows wantonly from sci-fi classics of the past.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 3, 2002
If Brian DePalma's Mission to Mars were a book, it would have a yellow cover and the title '2001 for Dummies.'
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2002
It's the waste of the impressive ensemble cast on cheap, pedestrian dialogue and a tabloid-style hypothesis of Martian civilization that makes this Mission impossible to watch.
March 22, 2002
Despite a few breathtaking snapshots en route, it can't quite figure out the aesthetic itinerary -- where it's heading and why.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 7, 2002
Bears the distinct imprint of helmer De Palma, still one of the best visualists to work in the action/adventure genre.
Full Review | Original Score: short
February 28, 2002
The film just doesn't offer anything new to the genre, so why bother making it?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 24, 2001
Silly, turgid and devoid of even the hints of original thinking, Mission to Mars is a testament to shameless creative theft.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 2, 2001
All I can really say for the film is this: they meant well.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
April 2, 2001
Avoid at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 15, 2001
I gave up on this barren mission before it ever left earth.
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January 1, 2000
There doesn't seem to be an original moment in the entire movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The film is worthwhile only to those who are in desperate need of a nap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Mission to Mars establishes a new gold standard for embarrassing alien encounters.
January 1, 2000
It's as if the director, the gifted Brian De Palma, rises to the occasions but the screenplay gives him nothing much to do in between them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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