Roving Mars

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Roving Mars is a decent thrill ride even when it starts feeling like a commercial plug for NASA's failing space program.

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Is there life on Mars? That is one of the questions posed by this IMAX film, which details the journey of Spirit and Opportunity, two rovers exploring the red planet.

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Critic Reviews for Roving Mars

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (18)

Despite audiences knowing the happy ending from the get-go, [director] Butler manages to inject considerable drama.

Jan 16, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

One of the most educational and entertaining large-format movies ever.

Sep 15, 2006 | Rating: 5/5

Not having a way to capture images of the machines at work means that too much of Butler's film ... is disappointingly made up of computer simulations.

Aug 18, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Capably accomplishes its mission to Mars by blending solid science with sci-fi eye candy.

Jun 16, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It's harder still not to root for anthropomorphized Spirit and Opportunity as time and again they perform like whirring, beeping little robots-that-could, far exceeding the expectations of the people who designed and built them.

Feb 4, 2006 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Only a series of pics featuring a set of strange little nodes that look like blueberries planted in a pile of red rocks carry any kind of translatable otherworldly kick.

Feb 1, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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