The Martian
The Martian (2015)

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 2, 2015
DVD Release Date: January 12, 2016
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny, The Martian offers a faithful adaptation of the bestselling book that brings out the best in leading man Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

Damon has never seemed more at home than he does here, millions of miles adrift. Would any other actor have shouldered the weight of the role with such diligent grace?

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The film is a profound testament to the rare-and underrated-virtue of simply not screwing anything up.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

Yes, The Martian, which is based on a novel by Andy Weir, covers pretty familiar science-fiction ground, but the execution is marvellous.

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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

It's pretty sunny and often funny, a space oddity for a director not known for pictures with a sense of humor.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The Martian plays to both Scott's strengths and weaknesses. By relegating Mark's predicament to a purely survivalist scenario, he keeps things humming along without ever widening the horizon. But there was an obligation to widen the horizon.

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Sarah Marrs
Lainey Gossip

The Martian is not self-serious, and is a reminder that you can make a movie with real stakes, depth, and tension and still include humor-it does not have to be one or the other (I'm looking at you, Christopher Nolan).

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Bringing optimism, nerd-itude and a touch of crazy to his character's solo ordeal -- at one point, scraggly Watney calls himself a "space pirate" -- Damon is the key to the movie's exuberance.

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Alex Pappademas

It's a brisk, funny piece of competence-porn sci-fi.

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M. Faust
The Public (Buffalo)

The Martian is its own worst enemy: the good stuff at the beginning makes the run-of-the-mill stuff seem worse than it is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
With a great 3D that explores very well the red landscapes using mostly a large depth of field, this smart science fiction also knows how to use exposition and… More
Ross Collins
Finally, a Mars film done right. Ridley Scott has produced an inspirational space exploration thriller set in the near future with completely faultless science,… More
Alice Shen
I was so not into the 1 1/2 chapters of the book that I slogged my way through, so of course, I fully expected the Hollywood powers-that-be to transform this… More
Idrees Khan
Standard but solid.
Spencer S.
Matt Damon gets saved a lot, like a lot a lot. On his resume alone are eight films (including this one) where he needs to be from things ranging from space to… More
Mark Walker
Director Ridley Scott has always been somewhat of a mixed-bag and I think it's fair to say that audiences don't always connect with his material.… More