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The Last Days On Mars Reviews

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Zach Hollwedel
Under the Radar
September 7, 2014
From the get-go, Last Days on Mars looks like a film which the parties involved put about half their effort and care into.
Danny King
Paste Magazine
December 5, 2013
The Last Days on Mars is a movie whose greatest virtues (visual flair, production-value economy) are marred by a dull storyline that is unworthy of feature-length treatment.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Steve Macfarlane
Slant Magazine
December 7, 2013
The film's visual construction is spare, drawing power from its locations and quietly matted miniatures, though ultimately it succumbs to powering a series of cheap thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
November 21, 2013
In space, no one can hear you scream, or in The Last Days On Mars' case, no one can hear you yawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
December 19, 2013
Alas, the film quickly loses its offbeat charm and devolves into a routine monster movie.
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
December 12, 2013
"The Last Days on Mars" seems like it could deliver ... thought-provoking goods - at least until the plot devolves into Zombies in Outer Space.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
December 3, 2013
Zero suspense, unoriginal in the extreme
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
December 5, 2013
Had The Last Days on Mars had the sort of artistic ambitions that matched the level of its cast, or if it had fully committed to being a fun, trashy, sci-fi monster movie, it'd be a more interesting watch.
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William Goss
MSN Movies
August 29, 2013
I had to wonder, could I be watching the next remarkably brainy piece of sci-fi, this year's Moon? But then the first space zombie gutted a concerned colleague with a power drill, and in that moment, I knew exactly what I was in for.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
January 9, 2014
Nothing here that hasn't been done better before.
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Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
May 31, 2013
A study of just how to screw up what ought to be an awesome movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 12, 2013
You'll know where the movie is headed, especially if you've seen "The Thing" or its other gorebears, and no amount of shaky-cam footage or sudden shocks can disguise how increasingly familiar and humdrum "Last Days on Mars" becomes.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
April 12, 2014
Consistently solid acting, smart direction and striking imagery cannot overcome a hackneyed storyline that cobbles together stale ideas and scenarios to a fittingly alienating effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Barsanti
Film Journal International
December 4, 2013
Tight ensemble cast can't quite save this tiresome frightener.
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Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times
December 13, 2013
Appealing as that might sound to the walking-dead obsessed, this modest, low-budget sci-fi thriller is fatally lacking in entertainment value.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International
May 23, 2013
As the characters amiably shuffle their way through rote zombification, what's missing is a sense of peril on the way to the film's intriguing finale.
Anders Wright
San Diego Union-Tribune
December 12, 2013
Sports a tremendously impressive cast for such a small, derivative movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
December 12, 2013
The actors (especially the reliable Schreiber and the piercing Williams) acquit themselves quite well, despite being stuck playing living characters possessed of all the depth and complexity of the formerly dead ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
December 6, 2013
Fails to live up to the awesomeness of its own campy premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
December 8, 2013
The acting is convincing across the board, especially Schrieber's, despite being saddled with such dialogue inanities as saying "you're gonna be all right" to a crewmate who is zombifying before his very eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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