My Favorite Martian
My Favorite Martian (1999)

My Favorite Martian stars Jeff Daniels as Tim O'Hara, once a newspaper man and now a struggling television producer in Santa Barbara. Tim has a crush on vapid news reporter Brace Channing (Elizabeth Hurley) while overlooking his… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 12, 1999
DVD Release Date: July 17, 2001
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Loud, effects-ridden comedy with no real humor.

Derek Adams
Time Out
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

Travel from Mars to Earth is an amazing feat, but not much more remarkable than reviving a sitcom that had been dead for a third of a century.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

A terrible movie -- beware.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Walston displays a crisp wit and blithe sense of whimsy otherwise lacking in this loser.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Everything else in the film, which was directed by Donald Petrie, is either cute or irritating.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

There isn't enough nostalgia for the old series to recommend for any beyond the most juvenile mind-set.

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Andrew O'Hehir

What we have here is a highly agreeable cast goofing around within the familiar parameters of the alien-lost-on-Earth story, to absolutely no purpose except killing time.

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James Berardinelli

This is entertainment of the lightest, most inconsequential sort.

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Frank Ochieng

An utterly pointless and unimaginative remake based on the classic '60s sitcom...a meteoric misfire

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Flixster Audience Score: 30% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Here is an effort wherein you feel sympathy for the actors wading through the dreck but especially for Ray Walston, blessed (you would hope) to be in the movie… More
James Alvarez
Thats right I saw it and you know what it sucked! Big suprise.
Rachel F
Pretty funny.
Yinalí Ríos
Classic disney movie.
Red Lats
Good if you just want to watch a movie and laugh - no thinking required
David Tate, III
I am into comedies of various types, especially ones from my childhood and this happens to be one of them. 'My Favorite Martian' is truly a fun and… More