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Mars Needs Moms 3D Synopsis
A tech-savvy Earthman and a rebel Martian join a boy's quest to rescue his kidnapped mother.

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie is also visually magnificent - modestly so. Plus, it's half the length of "Avatar."
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Washington Post

A majestic musical score by the great composer John Powell somehow makes everything old feel fresh and wondrous again.
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By Michelle Orange
I salute the effort to go somewhere strange in Mars Needs Moms; if only a fully realized idea - and not the same, barely concealed...
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
"Mars" needs Mom more than the filmmakers seem to realize.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Stephen Cole
It's amazing to see, but potentially unsettling. Green is now 37. And it may be more than some mothers can take, imagining themselves...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
While not every family film can plant a flag here, the happily offbeat Mars Needs Moms turns out to be a charming, subversive, minor...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The three most important things in movies are story, story, story so the movie never comes off as the considerable achievement it truly is.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Mars Needs Moms floats about 45 minutes' worth of story in an 88-minute ocean.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The movie has more charm when it's earthbound. Cusack and Green's mother-son repartee has sharp comic timing. Once the story veers off to...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
There's nothing to be said in favor of sitting through garbage, and this movie is awash in the stuff, both figuratively and literally: One...
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Great movie for adults and children

By ChristopherLittlejohn
Really cute movie. It reminded me of the relationship I have with my mom.It's a must see. If you havent seen you can watch at [BLOCKED WEBSITE] .**...

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By zachrules00

Not just a "boys movie"

By gizzel84
Took my young daughters (5 and 3yrs old) and they loved it. I really enjoyed it as well. My expectations were low, but was glad I gave it a chance. Some parts were a bit too frightful for my girls,...

By QA02

Good movie

By kacall
Kids really liked the movie and I thought it was really cute too! Worth taking the kids to see it....

Very exciting movie!

By patywooldridge
This movie blew me away. It had such a good moral to it and entertained my family as well. I suggest that all children see it! I believe this movie is going into our movie library when it comes out!...

Mars Needs Moms

By omarmiranda
My daughter (6 yrs old) loved it. We saw it in 3D and the special effects were great. My wife cried in some parts. It's a good movie for kids....

so sweet

By yuckymonkey
Very good story, funny characters, great visuals. Also after the movie, my son loved watching how they made the scenes...

Not What We Expected But...

By saratogaheart
...a very good movie with some wholesome scenes & dialog that give hope to moms, and dads, and their children. How mnay of us have uttered words that hurt deeply only to regret them so much...

Mars needs Moms

By wandaCarlos
loved it...

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Rated PG | For Sci-fi action and peril
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Surprisingly touching adventure has sad moments amid comedy.
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