• Released
  • March 9, 2012
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 12 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 1,585 Fan Ratings
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Synopsis: Civil War vet John Carter is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians.

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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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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Director Andrew Stanton's Disney extravaganza is a rather charming pastiche.
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63

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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63

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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60

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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55

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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50

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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40

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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25

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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25

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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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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