Mission to Mars
Mission to Mars (2000)

Brian De Palma directed this science-fiction suspense story. When the United States sends its first manned mission to Mars, hopes are high for new scientific discoveries, but many of those hopes are dashed when the Mars crew meets an… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 10, 2000
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beauty only goes skin deep in this shallow but visually stunning film.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Despite a few breathtaking snapshots en route, it can't quite figure out the aesthetic itinerary -- where it's heading and why.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Mission to Mars is sentimental, corny, and at times irredeemably campy.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

So-so sci-fi; may be too intense for some kids.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

In the presence of profound questions, the filmmaker goes profoundly shallow.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A film about space exploration that really knocks your eyes out.

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Whatever's shoddy or limp about Mission to Mars, however conspicuous while the film unfolds, all becomes admirably pale as the full viewing experience recedes and the good stuff emerges in proud bas-relief.

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It'll give you an enjoyable tour of the Red Planet, complete with some thrills and sharp computer effects.

Robert Horton

It gets worse before it gets better.

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Mission to Mars' redemptive coda opened the door for the subsequent film's continuing figurative and literal sanguinity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
What a ridiculous pseudo-philosophical sci-fi that makes no sense. Morricone's score is beautiful as always, but the horrid script is utterly implausible… More
Phil Hubbs
As the end of the 20th Century came to a close, in the final year, we were given the first of two sci-fi films based on the planet Mars, this was the first… More
Chris Weber
This was the first of two films released in 2000 that detailed trips to Mars. Incidentally, both movies were also quite poorly received by critics and… More
xGary Xx
An interplanetary mission is launched to the red planet to discover the fate of an scientific team stationed there. Directorial hack Brian DePalma once again… More
Dan Schultz
A disappointing '2001' wannabe concerning a group of astronauts (led by Gary Sinise) who venture to Mars to rescue the lone survivor (Don Cheadle) of… More
Conner Rainwater
With a better budget and access to special effects, it would have been a great film. However, I don‚??t think we‚??ll ever get to see what Brian De Palma… More