75

New York Post

A splendidly photographed IMAX 2-D film, takes us breathlessly through the process of designing Spirit and Opportunity, the two plucky Mars rovers that have been sending images 300 million miles since they hit the Red Planet in 2003.
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75

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The movie is more compelling than exciting with one exception: the kind of rocket blast-off sequence for which IMAX screens were seemingly invented.
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70

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
A briskly moving, deeply engaging 40-minute documentary.
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70

The New York Times

If many of the scenes are fake, however, the thrill of the project is not, and what we do see of the surface - hyperclear photographs on the scale of 100-by-180 feet - is out of this world.
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70

Variety

By Ronnie Scheib
Helmer George Butler correctly gauges his film's strengths, with the search for life in the universe becoming a heartfelt tribute to a couple of robots.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

The mission is an impressive coup for NASA - these scientists are smart! - but it doesn't quite slam-dunk as a fully satisfying IMAX experience.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Roving Mars is bound to inspire hordes of young science geeks to dream about sending in their resumes. The rest of us may not feel so excited.
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50

Chicago Tribune

The sad thing is, even for NASA/space fans, a snooze isn't out of the question despite the film's scant 40-minute running time.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
A workmanlike effort -- a precision piece of filmmaking that provides education for children and a refresher course that adults can benefit from as well.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Sometimes comes on like a NASA commercial; those logos loom gigantic on the IMAX screen. More troublingly, the film fails to explain how computer animations were combined with actual imagery from the missions.
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58 out of 100
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