John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001)

By the year 2025, the planet Mars, long inhabited by human settlers, has become the manifest destiny of an over-populated Earth. Nearly 640,000 people now live and work all over Mars, mining the planet for its abundant natural resources.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 24, 2001
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars is not one of Carpenter's better movies, filled as it is with bad dialogue, bad acting, confusing flashbacks, and scenes that are more campy than scary.

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Written, directed, and edited with the offhand shoddiness of a day worker thinking about his evening beer.

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Schlocky, sluggish shoot-'em-up.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Lacks taste or anything innovative.

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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz

Someday we're all going to look back on this one and l-a-a-a-augh.

Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

A flawed but worthy effort from an auteur whose near-misses are more entertaining than many others' hits.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A rather sturdy modernized mash-up of Assault on Precinct 13 and Escape from New York.

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Bruce Fretts
Entertainment Weekly

The acting is so pallid that you're never sure the cast members quite get the jokes.

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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle

A tired and dispiriting affair that takes forever to get going.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Cheesy D grade popcorn guilty pleasure...

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
This is a John Carpenter movie? Well its not one of his best, not by a long shot. A Martian virus infects the Earth colonists and makes them go like Viking… More
Luke Baldock
I wish I could somehow demonstrate how shockingly awful this movie was. I was constantly stricken with the face of a man walking in on a dog on chicken orgy. It… More
Phil Hubbs
Yep back near the millennium there was a bit of a Mars movie rush. Alongside a couple other action thrillers earlier in 2000 this horror thriller was obviously… More
Film Crazy
I really enjoyed this movie, i may of enjoyed this movie for al the worng reasons because as storys go this isnt that great as it doesnt explain an awful lot… More
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Alex roy
Ghosts of Mars is a decent John Carpenter outing, but it's clear that Carpenter has run out of ideas for something original in the horror genre. The best… More

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