Martian Child Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 7218

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 59

Theatrical Release Date: 11/02/2007

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 02/12/2008

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Menno Meyjes

Actors: John Cusack, Oliver Platt, Amanda Peet, Joan Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Sophie Okonedo

Plot: A devastated man adopts a 6 year old boy after his fiancee is killed. The son that he adopted believes he is from Mars.

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Rating of
3/4

Alaine - wrote on 12/16/2011

Some powerful moments. A bit hard to understand Bobby Coleman. Amanda Peet more subdued than expected. Takes the "different one" idea to another planet, like K-PAX did.

Rating of
0.5/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/28/2011

It had some good moments but I mainly found it to be a boring movie

Rating of
3/4

Ollievee79 - wrote on 08/01/2008

This was a sweet family film. It reminded me very much of E.T. It had the same heart and a few similar elements. John and Joan Cusack were as wonderful as always. The young actor in the movie that played the martian child was adorable without being annoying about it. This was a great movie about fitting in and what makes us human.

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Rating of
3/4

Serious but Correctly Executed

Franz Patrick - wrote on 05/31/2008

I adored this movie quite a bit even though it is a little predictable. Sometimes a predictable melodrama can be enjoyable if it is correctly executed. Child psychology is at the center of this picture; there were moments that truly made me wonder whether the child is "just" traumatized due to the abandonment by his parents or if there is something darker about him that is lurking under the surface. Either way, it's an interesting piece and it has a handful of insights about alienation and living. I'm glad that this shows the hardship of parenting, specifically adoption, but I'm sure that it's at least ten times harder in real life. John Cusack is very believable as a windower who desperately needs to heal. But it is Joan Cusack who stole the scenes because of her interesting mannerisms …

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