Robinson Crusoe on Mars
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

This film is an adaption of Daniel Defoe's classic tale of a sailor stranded on a deserted island. In this version, Crusoe is an astronaut who crash-lands on the seemingly-abandoned planet of Mars. Soon, he meets Friday, who is an alien… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 17, 1964
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2007
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

There's lots to appeal to fans of adventure stories and the film has a distinctive visual style that adds to its character.

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R. L. Shaffer

Dated on many levels, but the film represents a fascinating slice of scientific history.

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Jeremy Heilman

Almost distractingly, faithful to the original novel despite its radically different setting, the film is a pleasure mostly because of its vivid Technicolor backdrops.

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Kate Muir
Times (UK)

While Robinson Crusoe on Mars is more a kitsch curio than a classic movie, there is much entertainment to be had comparing this 1964 story of "a lone astronaut pitted against all odds beyond this Earth" with The Martian.

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Fernando F. Croce

The crucial link between The Ten Commandments and 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Rob Humanick
House Next Door

In creating a work of spiritual, rather than physical, focus, Robinson Crusoe on Mars becomes more than just another post-50's sci-fi flick.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

About as good as any sci-fi adventure film of that generation.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Much beloved - and sadly overrated - by many science fiction fans. . .

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Christopher Null

The real Mars may be nothing like it appears in this movie, but it sure does make you want to visit anyway.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
danny d
an entertaining, cheesy, dated, and stellar (or should i say inter-stellar) film. it's hard not to laugh at the effects, but as survival films go,… More
Mister Caple
Special effects wunderkind and genre master Bryon Haskin(who is mostly known for his work in the 1953 science-fiction classic War Of The Worlds and for the… More
Tim Salmons
Wonderful film. It's nice to see science fiction treated seriously for a change in the era that it was made. At the time, B movies were ruling the… More
Conner Rainwater
It's nothing special and completely ridiculous, but there's something really interesting about the idea of a man surviving on mars. I think since it… More
Aj V
The beginning and ending of this movie are horrible, for one thing, West's character dies in the first scene! Putting the story of Crusoe in space was… More
Byron Brubaker
This is an odd choice for the Criterion Collection to make available. It does contain some beautiful vistas of Death Valley with a red sky matte. A documentary… More