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Red Planet Reviews

June 18, 2008
Zero gravity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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March 22, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Red Planet isn't as bad as the year's first abysmal Martian movie, Mission to Mars, but it's pretty close.
January 1, 2000
Any movie that requires this much narration-background, plot line and introductions to each and every character-is as deprived of oxygen as outer space.
January 1, 2000
There's precious little sense of adventure, suspense or excitement and no sense of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
What human speech manages to break through the tedious, impenetrable jargon is so compressed and weighted with exposition that it feels more like notes for an outline than actual conversation.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2000
At some point near the start of the 21st Century, Hollywood must have secretly decided science fiction is really just a synonym for drivel.
January 1, 2000
Crash-lands in a desert of one-note characters, banal dialogue and a general lack of excitement or tension.
January 1, 2000
Atrocious dialogue, gross clichés, absurd plot twists and ludicrous orchestral flourishes.
January 1, 2000
The year's second Mars movie isn't as laughable as the first, Brian De Palma's Mission to Mars, but it also offers far fewer signs of life.
January 1, 2000
This spaceship misfire manages to be overblown and undernourished at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
January 1, 2000
Red Planet seems powered by a 'Cool Stuff' aesthetics -- it's full of bits and pieces that don't add up to anything or make much of an impression.
January 1, 2000
The story's strong point isn't psychological depth or complex relationships, but brainy scientists trying to think their way out of a box that grows smaller every minute.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A programmatic wash, suitable for the bottom half of a double bill, perhaps, if only we had such things anymore.
Read More | Original Score: 38/100
January 1, 2000
As a human interest drama, Red Planet is more thin than Mars' atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Early on, Lucy informs the crew there's been a 'failure to engage.' I think she was talking about the movie.
Read More | Original Score: D+
January 1, 2000
The next time any movie tells you the Martians are coming, choose the better part of valor: Just duck.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Red Planet is cluttered with too many threats and too many implausible solutions.
January 1, 2000
The cast outclasses the material.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
Despite the persuasive scenery, director Antony Hoffman can't figure out a way to build scenes, or momentum, or much of anything.
January 1, 2000
A hardware-based endurance test that looks spectacular and is only slightly more exciting than a nine-hour cricket match.
January 1, 2000
[The actors] stand around mouthing dry as Martian dust dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
When a character points out that relationships on the ship are 'like high school,' you may wonder if he means junior high.
January 1, 2000
As dull and arid as a hike through the desert.
January 1, 2000
Red Planet is a giant roach motel of a movie, where actors check in but don't check out.
January 1, 2000
A mildly diverting adventure film for those who enjoy thrills and shocks without having to think too much.
January 1, 2000
Red Planet isn't particularly offensive, except in its total mediocrity.
January 1, 2000
Chuck Pfarrer's screenplay feels older than the Martian hills.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Feels a lot like a B-movie from the 1950s.