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Mars Attacks!

action & adventure, comedy, sci-fi & fantasy


Director TIM BURTON unleashes MARS ATTACKS!, a vicious, affectionate, brightly-colored homage to 1950s alien invasion movies, starring JACK NICHOLSON, GLENN CLOSE and PIERCE BROSNAN

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    52%
  • Audience Score
    53%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    52%
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  • Audience

    53%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Unfortunately, it's not very good.

- Derek Adams, Time Out, Thursday, February 9, 2006

Fresh: The film's penchant for repetition is faithful to its '50s source material and is the very quality that turns Mars Attacks! into such a marvelously unstable comedy.

- Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

4 stars

Very good in the way that I know it's meant to be a mockery. All the actors had their 'funny' voices on and although it's not an amazing film it works very well just to cheer you up with a few tacky laughs. The aliens are pretty funny but that alien woman who gets into the White House was just creepy with her arm waving.

- StarCrossedVoyager, Tuesday, August 23, 2011

4 stars

Designed as a B movie with an homage to Sci Fi and horror films of the 1950's, Tim Burton crafts an eccentric, enjoyable Sci Fi comedy. Burton successfully captures the tone and atmosphere of classic space invasion films. That makes it more enjoyable. Mars Attacks! has everything you'd expect from a Tim Burton film. Diehard Burton fans will certainly rejoice at this slight departure. But thats whats great about Tim Burton, no matter what film he makes, he always has the traditional elements which makes his films so much fun, eccentric and entertaining. The cast are a mixed bunch. You have some terrific actors here, and some not so great actors. But the strength of the film lies within it's originality. The comedy is lowbrow and the acting is cheesy, but it's meant to be. Mars Attacks! is a terrific Sci Fi space invaders film with horror and comedy elements. .Mars Attacks! is simply put a wonderfully crafted film with a good cast that all deliver something amusing on screen. Critics as usual seem to have missed the point of Mars Attacks! this is a terrific well crafted film that brings back the old school 1950's Sci Fi vibe to a modern day audience. For that, the film succeeds and I view it as a Tim Burton classic. and one of his most underrated film.

- TheDudeLebowski65, Tuesday, May 24, 2011

1 star

Burton intended this as an homage to a bad thing that was not taken seriously by anyone in the first place - and this dreadful movie only shows that he took the idea too literally. As a parody it is even worse, not bad enough to be good and with an idiotic humor that hardly works.

- blacksheepboy, Wednesday, August 15, 2012