Red Planet
Red Planet (2000)

An effort to circumvent global catastrophe becomes a disaster in its own right in this science fiction thriller. In the year 2050, Earth is on the verge of ecological disaster, and the Mars Terraforming Project has been created in hopes of… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 10, 2000
DVD Release Date: March 27, 2001
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While the special effects are impressive, the movie suffers from a lack of energy and interesting characters.

Robert Cashill

Zero gravity.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

The next time any movie tells you the Martians are coming, choose the better part of valor: Just duck.

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Better than you remember.

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Paul Tatara

A hardware-based endurance test that looks spectacular and is only slightly more exciting than a nine-hour cricket match.

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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune

The year's second Mars movie isn't as laughable as the first, Brian De Palma's Mission to Mars, but it also offers far fewer signs of life.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

What could have been regarded as a good monster flick turned into a biblical and preachy flick.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Early on, Lucy informs the crew there's been a 'failure to engage.' I think she was talking about the movie.

Todd McCarthy

As dull and arid as a hike through the desert.

Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Red Planet's lack of original ideas locks it into a decaying orbit.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
A sci-fi that fails to amaze! Nothing sets this movie apart from other average sci-fi dramas.
Mike S
Mediocracy on Mars. Considering I expected it to blow though, that's not such a bad thing. The storyline isn't all that great, but the cast is decent… More
Phil Hubbs
The second Mars movie in the year 2000 and unfortunately it couldn't better the first offering 'Mission to Mars' but was actually a bit worse.… More
Dean McKenna
This sci-fi flick has impressive effects, but they can't hide that the film is, emotionally, barren as Mars. I believe this SUCKS! Val Kilmer smirks his… More
Kevin M. Williams
Tame sci-fi with not much of a story leaving the actors without much to work with.
Christopher Alcock
Red Planet is a below par Sci Fi where we follow a group of Astronauts to Mars to try and solve the problem of the dying Earth. The film starts well and builds… More

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