Mission to Mars Reviews

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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.
January 1, 2000
A film about space exploration that really knocks your eyes out.
January 1, 2000
This movie's special effects, set design, actionsequence staging and swirling cinematography offset the weak story.
January 1, 2000
Though unapologetically old-fashioned and corny, Mission still has its share of nail-biter moments.
January 1, 2000
De Palma's touch is wrong at the most crucial moments.
January 1, 2000
It'll give you an enjoyable tour of the Red Planet, complete with some thrills and sharp computer effects.
January 1, 2000
A $100 million production of a 10-cent script.
January 1, 2000
Mission to Mars hasn't a single moment of real suspense.
January 1, 2000
There doesn't seem to be an original moment in the entire movie.
January 1, 2000
It gets worse before it gets better.
January 1, 2000
Brian De Palma's sci-fi venture is a a sickening waste of money and talent.
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.
January 1, 2000
The film is worthwhile only to those who are in desperate need of a nap.
January 1, 2000
Mainly coarsens 2001 in its mix of cosmic consciousness and 'naturalistic' product placement.
January 1, 2000
Mission to Mars is blandly directed by Brian De Palma.
January 1, 2000
De Palma can still use a camera, but he no longer seems to be using his head.
January 1, 2000
Mission to Mars is neither commercial nor intriguingly indulgent.
January 1, 2000
For an adventure film, M2Mis shockingly slack in the tension department.
January 1, 2000
In the presence of profound questions, the filmmaker goes profoundly shallow.
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