My Favorite Martian 1999

My Favorite Martian

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Loud, effects-ridden comedy with no real humor.

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30%

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Ambitious television reporter Tim O'Hara (Jeff Daniels) stumbles upon a martian (Christopher Lloyd) whose spaceship has accidentally crashed on Earth. Thinking this is his ticket to a Pulitzer Prize, Tim makes plans to expose the martian, who, posing as Tim's Uncle Martin, takes human form and has plans of his own. In fact, all of Tim's efforts to divulge the truth are systematically thwarted by the resourceful alien, who ultimately recruits Tim to help him repair his ship for a return to Mars.

Cast & Crew

Jeff Daniels
Tim O'Hara
Elizabeth Hurley
Brace Channing
Wallace Shawn
Dr. Elliott Coleye
Michael Lerner
Mr. Channing
Ray Walston
Armitan, Nineenert
Dawn Maxey
Salesgirl
Steve Bond
The SETI Group Driver
Anthony L. Greene
Writer (Television Series)
Sherri Stoner
Screenwriter
Deanna Oliver
Screenwriter
Barry Bernardi
Executive Producer
Daryl Kass
Co-Producer
John Debney
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Critic Reviews for My Favorite Martian

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Audience Reviews for My Favorite Martian

  • Jul 20, 2020
    My Favorite Martian is another failed Disney high concept idea aimed at an audience that had zero to no interest in the film. The issue is the jokes are aimed at adults while the slapstick is aimed at children. There's adult themed humour that feels out of place for children. I recently reviewed Flubber and made the connection that this era of Disney was making odd live action films with no real age bracket as the target audience. I wanted to like this film but the jokes are flat and the overall story-line fails to provide any substance for the cast. Children may find something to pass the time but adults will be looking at the running time every so often. 20/07/2020
    Brendan O Super Reviewer
  • Jan 14, 2016
    I am into comedies of various types, especially ones from my childhood and this happens to be one of them. 'My Favorite Martian' is truly a fun and amusing film with an amazing cast and the overall premise makes this film worth watching. Some of the humor in this is pretty immature, but that doesn't stop most people from wanting to see this good comedy that doesn't get mentioned a lot. Just a good "out of this world" comedy that the family can enjoy and have gut busting laughs.
    David T Super Reviewer
  • Nov 19, 2015
    Here is an effort wherein you feel sympathy for the actors wading through the dreck but especially for Ray Walston, blessed (you would hope) to be in the movie of the popular television series he helped establish ... and this is what they give him. Where did I put the bottle of prescription painkillers and the bottle of tequila? Have you heard of this movie? There's a reason you haven't.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 27, 2008
    This is probably what put Christopher Lloyd's career into thte shitter...too bad he's the man
    Karl V Super Reviewer

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