75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Earthlings beware: The dialogue and characters have less weight than bodies freed from gravity's grip.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
One of the most gorgeous science-fiction movies ever - and probably also one of the most realistic in detail and scientific extrapolation
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
There are times when it moves into the guilty pleasure zone.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I can't recommend Mission to Mars.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
You can feel the movie going wrong in the first scene.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

It's low-energy, and it's also depressing to know that people are still listening to Van Halen 20 years from now.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
In the presence of profound questions, the filmmaker goes profoundly shallow.
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30

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What DePalma has never made is a dull movie. Until now.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Something so sappy, no one would believe me if I told them. It has to be seen to be disbelieved.
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10

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
As intriguing as the premise sounds, Mission to Mars hasn't a single moment of real suspense.
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34 out of 100
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