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The Martian Reviews

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November 9, 2018
Hopefully, The Martian is not dismissed as a foreign alien in the minds of ardent movie-going SF enthusiasts looking for a realistic and soulful space-age adventure with a refreshing backbone of scientific curiosity and candidness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 1, 2018
The Martian, alongside Interstellar, hopefully signals a brave new future for ambitious, original science fiction blockbusters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2018
The Martian is a pleasant and heartwarming surprise as both a science-fiction film and a Ridley Scott film.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10
October 30, 2018
It's a brave, new world that looks a lot like our current world, just with a whole lot more red sand.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 25, 2018
The Martian is a finely shot, extremely well-acted film that is so by-the-numbers I hope to never see it again. In fact, I think I'd rather be stranded on Mars.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
August 29, 2018
A kind of Saving Private Ryan in space.
August 27, 2018
Entertaining and visually appealing though it is, The Martian lacks one key element: characters.
August 23, 2018
I saw Ridley Scott's new film The Martian last night and loved every moment of it-well, almost every moment of it.
August 21, 2018
"The Martian" is exactly what you expect it to be: tense, humorous and dramatic.
August 20, 2018
Matt Damon could make a career out of playing marooned astronauts and I would be totally fine with that.
April 30, 2018
Maybe the film is so bright because the days are thirty-nine minutes longer on Mars than on Earth, the same thirty-nine minutes that should have been cut from this Friday-less Robinson Crusoe.
April 16, 2018
Scott only gets it half right, but the science lecture up to the go-for-broke finale, is scintillating in its own cerebral right.
March 26, 2018
In an era of "look at me" CGI fireworks, here's a movie with a "let's work together" emphasis on problem-solving and teamwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2018
Rarely has a movie felt more sketched out on the back of a napkin. It is riddled with distracting continuity errors and puzzles, including the undying question: what is a botanist even doing on Mars?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 2, 2017
The Martian is fantastic and a great return to form for Ridley Scott. He stages the film around the theme of survival and man's willingness to defy death, which ultimately winds up uplifting
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 26, 2017
Yes, The Martian, which is based on a novel by Andy Weir, covers pretty familiar science-fiction ground, but the execution is marvellous.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 14, 2017
The Martian is not self-serious, and is a reminder that you can make a movie with real stakes, depth, and tension and still include humor-it does not have to be one or the other (I'm looking at you, Christopher Nolan).
October 12, 2017
... this bloated by mostly entertaining chunk of shameless American triumphalism casts Matt Damon as Mark Watney...
October 10, 2017
The Martian is its own worst enemy: the good stuff at the beginning makes the run-of-the-mill stuff seem worse than it is.
September 21, 2017
The Martian never loses sight of the fact that it is about a supreme test of will and intelligence and human triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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