Invaders from Mars
Invaders from Mars (1986)

Tobe Hooper's remake of the William Cameron Menzies cult classic stars Hunter Carson in the role of David, the young boy whose world is turned inside-out by the appearance of a U.F.O.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 6, 1986
DVD Release Date: January 27, 1998
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

But while it's first and foremost a terrific showcase for some imaginative designers, Invaders From Mars also holds together fairly well as a movie.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

'Marines have no qualms about killing Martians, son,' is my favourite line of dialogue from this movie . . .

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Fun and fascinating Hooper reworking of the 50s classic.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

A hapless remake from the jokers who also gave the world Bolero, Firewalker and Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

As vivid as a nightmare.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

a clunky remake that fails to frighten

Dustin Putman

Creepy and charming.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Shapeless 80s horror; a drag despite a hip pedigree.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Looking out of his bedroom window one night, some nerdy kid is the only one who sees the first ship landing of a coming Martian invasion. He tries to tell… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Great creepy 1980's smalltown alien invasion movie. Louise Fletcher was creepy as the school teacher.
Cory Taylor
When Tobe Hooper signed an exclusive three-picture contract with the shlockmeister Cannon Films company, I'm certain they didn't envision one of his… More
Jason Spencer
This movie freaked me out when I was kid. Totally recommended for anyone who is into aliens and sci fi.
Phil Hubbs
Ah the classic 1953 movie revisited and remade in that classic 80's style with wacky special effects. This really is a treasure chest of 80's gold… More
Dean McKenna
This remake of the 1953's sci-fi classic, about the boy who sees the Martians landing, is so true to the original that it is extraordinary exciting.