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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A brawny space opera, transplanting the conventions of Western, cop and martial arts films to the Red Planet.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Carpenter writes his own scripts -- here with past collaborator Larry Sulkis -- and their "Ghosts" screenplay lacks the density, character...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

Borderline-incoherent.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
While this cheesy, heavy-metal melange of horror, space hooey and cowboy shoot-'em-ups isn't exactly dull, it isn't anything to write home...
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38

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
It starts as enjoyable B-movie pulp, degenerates to camp, then turns into laughable lunacy.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A turgid recycling of Mr. Carpenter's remake of "The Thing."
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Carpenter pulls out all the action-adventure stops, but he and coscripter Larry Sulkis forgot to write dialogue the audience could listen...
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25

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
I have an idea for a Mars movie. When our first astronauts step onto the Red Planet, they discover that Martians not only exist but that...
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25

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Slides instantly into the realm of the forgettable.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
A tired and dispiriting affair that takes forever to get going.
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By Therumrunner5
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Rated R | For strong violence/gore, language and some drug content.