Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) - Rotten Tomatoes

Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)




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This film is an adaption of Daniel Defoe's classic tale of a sailor stranded on a deserted island. In this version, Crusoe is an astronaut who crash-lands on the seemingly-abandoned planet of Mars. Soon, he meets Friday, who is an alien slave who recently escaped from his captors.

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Paul Mantee
as Cmdr. Christopher 'Kit' Draper
Vic Lundin
as Friday
Adam West
as Col. Dan McReady

Critic Reviews for Robinson Crusoe on Mars

All Critics (16)

There's lots to appeal to fans of adventure stories and the film has a distinctive visual style that adds to its character.

November 24, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

While Robinson Crusoe on Mars is more a kitsch curio than a classic movie, there is much entertainment to be had comparing this 1964 story of "a lone astronaut pitted against all odds beyond this Earth" with The Martian.

November 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

About as good as any sci-fi adventure film of that generation.

March 11, 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Dated on many levels, but the film represents a fascinating slice of scientific history.

January 16, 2011 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The crucial link between The Ten Commandments and 2001: A Space Odyssey

March 21, 2010 | Full Review…

Much beloved - and sadly overrated - by many science fiction fans. . .

January 23, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Robinson Crusoe on Mars


an entertaining, cheesy, dated, and stellar (or should i say inter-stellar) film. it's hard not to laugh at the effects, but as survival films go, it's quite fun.

danny d
danny d

Super Reviewer

Wonderful film. It's nice to see science fiction treated seriously for a change in the era that it was made. At the time, B movies were ruling the drive-in screens and something like this was just not commonly done. It makes for an entertaining character film that doesn't require a lot of exposition - mostly just the visuals to tell its story. And for that, I am grateful. One of my very favorite sci-fi movies and thanks must be given to Criterion for their wonderful Blu-ray presentation of this classic film.

Tim Salmons
Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


The beginning and ending of this movie are horrible, for one thing, West's character dies in the first scene! Putting the story of Crusoe in space was probably their first mistake.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

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