The Last Days On Mars
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On the last day of the first manned mission to Mars, a crew member of Tantalus Base believes he has made an astounding discovery - fossilized evidence of bacterial life. Unwilling to let the relief crew claim all the glory, he disobeys orders to pack up and goes out on an unauthorized expedition to collect further samples. But a routine excavation turns to disaster when the porous ground collapses, and he falls into a deep crevice and near certain death. His devastated colleagues attempt to recover his body. However, when another vanishes they start to suspect that the life-form they have… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Alas, the film quickly loses its offbeat charm and devolves into a routine monster movie."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
""The Last Days on Mars" seems like it could deliver ... thought-provoking goods - at least until the plot devolves into Zombies in Outer Space."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"From the get-go, Last Days on Mars looks like a film which the parties involved put about half their effort and care into."
‑ Zach Hollwedel, Under the Radar
"Consistently solid acting, smart direction and striking imagery cannot overcome a hackneyed storyline that cobbles together stale ideas and scenarios to a fittingly alienating effect."
‑ Ben Rawson-Jones, Digital Spy
"Solid but derivative space horror ..."
‑ Terry Staunton, Radio Times
"Appealing as that might sound to the walking-dead obsessed, this modest, low-budget sci-fi thriller is fatally lacking in entertainment value."
‑ Bruce Ingram, Chicago Sun-Times
"[A] low-budget, highly predictable, but well-acted Red Planet thriller ..."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Once danger presents itself and the screaming starts, it all becomes a basic space horror film that plucks tropes from the peg and rarely does anything interesting with them."
‑ James White, SFX Magazine
"This sci-fi drama begins promisingly but loses its way in the Martian dust."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"An elegantly crafted adventure in classical science-fiction."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"In the ways that "The Last Days on Mars" is like a horror movies, it's typical, and in the ways it's different, it's mostly flat."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The acting is convincing across the board, especially Schrieber's, despite being saddled with such dialogue inanities as saying "you're gonna be all right" to a crewmate who is zombifying before his very eyes."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Our band of estimable actors have to contend with a storm of B-movie dialogue and the remorseless hammer blows of a stock horror plot line."
‑ Xan Brooks, Observer [UK]
"Even at 98 minutes, the whole thing lasts way too long."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"You've never seen the red planet looking quite as humdrum as the one in The Last Days on Mars."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
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