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Fresh: An amusing and heartfelt exploration of the ups and downs involved when adopting a child -- in this case, one who insists he's from another planet.
- Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: Martian Child would like to be About a Boy (Who Thinks He's a Martian), but, disappointingly, it doesn't even come close.
- Carina Chocano, Los Angeles Times, Friday, November 2, 2007
This movie was soooooo cute. The kind of cute that has you in tears by the end of it. The acting was great and John Cusack is so warm. From tragic roots these two guys find each other to form this odd couple. I really liked it. Makes me want to watch all man-finds-young-boy-to-befriend movies.. wait, maybe not all of them.
- theylovealexis, Monday, September 6, 2010
It had some good moments but I mainly found it to be a boring movie
- dukeakasmudge, Thursday, October 22, 2009
Martian Child is one of those quiet movies that many people won't see. Those who don't see it will miss it. I can understand why it's sitting quiet: not much promotion, and who would it appeal to? There is no CGI, no car chases, no undue violence, only a brief kiss, and the movie isn't partof a trilogy. People who want plot that is not clichd, and meaningful dialogue will search the movie out. It's aimed at the heart, and touches the emotions. It makes a person realize how important it is to have people in your life who will never, ever, ever, ever give up on you. Even when it looks like you are from Mars. John Cusack is not an actor I am drawn to, yet this movie changed my mind. He has depth, wit, and range I hadn't noticed before. Even if the movie doesn't get wild acclaim, it has a quiet understatement that I hope gets noticed. We all need to belong, and have at least one person believe in us.
- LorenzoVonMatterhorn, Monday, October 6, 2008