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A human military commander (Taylor Kitsch) becomes embroiled in an epic conflict on Mars.

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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Against the odds, John Carter is itself pretty amazing - an epic pulp saga that slowly rises to the level of its best imitations and wins...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Director Andrew Stanton's Disney extravaganza is a rather charming pastiche.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
John Carter bites off more than even Woola can chew, but it's built on something rare: wonder instead of Hollywood cynicism.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
That's kind of the aesthetic that Stanton is going for: over-the-top pulp. But there's something generic about the digitally rendered...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
What director Andrew Stanton has brought forth from Burroughs' limited, hoary source material is actually kind of fun.
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NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
When Stanton lets the film be pure popcorn entertainment, with swashbuckling set pieces and lovably corny romanticism, it's a great ride in...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Though the project, based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel "A Princess of Mars," is ambitious, it's also bloated, dreary and humorless.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This new Disney film, marked by myriad lapses and marketing follies, bears the woefully familiar earmarks of a big studio production that...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The opening to John Carter is a dud, a battle between airships made of woven bamboo, bursting into computer-generated flame over a sandy...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Nothing in John Carter really works, since everything in the movie has been done so many times before, and so much better.
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Wow! I Never believed it would be this GREAT!

By smith80
After watching all those stupid tv spots ( big white ape things) i wasnt interested in this movie what so ever, but after going to this movie that my friends draged me along. I feel in love with this...

Could Not Stop Smiling

By Maderick
I read Edgar Rice Burrough's Barsoom novels, so I came into the theater (on Thursday March 8th at midnight) with very high hopes and expecting a thrill ride. I was not disappointed. While the film...

Enjoyable Movie

By lbrande
I went to this movie with extremely high expectations, as I had read all the Barsoom series books over many years. This movie is based upon Edger Rice Burrows "A Princess of Mars". The way that...

Can't wait to see it again!

By scrooge3
I was expecting a pretty good action movie, but I was blown away by how awesome John Carter is! They changed a lot from the book, but kept the basic characters and situations. The movie is more...

John Carter of Mars

By Darkola
The short plot of this movie without giving anything away is a guy from the 1880's gets in touch with an amulet type thing, and gets transported from Earth to Mars, falls for a princess on mars, and...

Midnight Showing of John Carter

By Purrbinks
Waited for 2 years for John Carter to come out. An ardent fan of the books I realize it would be impossible to condense a masterpiece into just 2 hours of cinema, but Andrew Stanton did a remarkable...

Great Flick!

By fridaynightatthemovies
Saw JC today....so much better than the lame critics said it was! If you like scifi, you will like John Carter! Great story, good action sequences, clever critters, and visually stimulating. See...

John Carter

By lbotez
Some of it was brilliant. Some of it could have been done better. But it's worth seeing, and I did like it. The special effects are special. The acting was good, but not great. Too much going on at...

John Carter

By chick_flick_buff
Super good movie! Saw this in I Max and really recommend you see it that way! Good clean family fun but loaded with excitement! My twelve year old enjoyed this movie too!...

John Carter

By akrause368
Movie started out slow, thought there was more action then shown in reviews. This movie was a typical Hollywood film..with the good guy getting beat up all the time until the end....Disney needs some...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense Sequences of Violence and Intense Sequences of Action
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Mars-based action epic has strong fantasy violence.
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