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Roving Mars Reviews

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April 16, 2009
The interaction of two amazing NASA roving robots, named "Spirit" and "Opportunity," with the mysterious terrain of Mars is authentically captured by writer/director George Butler on IMAX cameras.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 17, 2009
...has been designed to appeal primarily to viewers with an inherent interest in all things outer space...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 16, 2009
Despite audiences knowing the happy ending from the get-go, [director] Butler manages to inject considerable drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 8, 2008
Originally made for IMAX screens, George Butler's Roving Mars is a visual marvel %u2013 even if it boils down to a piece of corporate propaganda.
August 11, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 25, 2007
Standard IMAX docu fare: a few talking heads, some lush narration, and a whole heap of impressive visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 6, 2006
It's shot through with edge-of-your-seat excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 15, 2006
One of the most educational and entertaining large-format movies ever.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
June 16, 2006
Capably accomplishes its mission to Mars by blending solid science with sci-fi eye candy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 13, 2006
The first third of the film is weak, but from there it blasts off with strength and connects emotionally, visually, intellectually and even motivationally with the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 4, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 1, 2006
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 28, 2006
Probably isn't as enthralling as its makers hoped, but interesting enough to make for good, informative family entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 27, 2006
A splendidly photographed IMAX 2-D film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 27, 2006
Awe-inspiring and informative, but it's also entertaining and could trigger the desire for space exploration in a few future scientists-to-be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 26, 2006
[P]retty much a big, beautiful ad for NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and so what?
January 26, 2006
... a heartfelt tribute to a couple of robots.
January 26, 2006
The movie is more compelling than exciting with one exception: the kind of rocket blast-off sequence for which IMAX screens were seemingly invented.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 26, 2006
Read no more if you want to grow up to be an astronaut; here are 40 minutes of nonstop robots, spaceships and bright-eyed NASA geeks enthusing about tangles of circuitry and nifty hydraulics.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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