Mission to Mars Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 9699

Average Rating: 2.3/4

# of Ratings: 124

Theatrical Release Date: 03/10/2000

Language: English

Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Brian De Palma

Actors: Tim Robbins, Gary Sinise, Connie Nielsen , Jerry O'Connell , Don Cheadle, Kim Delaney

Plot: A disaster strikes the first manned mission to mars and a rescue team is sent to the red planet to find any survivors and investigate their whereabouts when mysterious noises and happenings occur.

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
2.5/4

Alaine - wrote on 12/16/2011

Great actors who didn't have to do much. Another answer to Why We're Here. I weep at the end. The music was very good, the special effects were pretty good. A little quiet if you're in the mood for action.

Rating of
3.5/4

Epic Fan - wrote on 02/08/2008

I don't see what people have against this film. The cast is wonderful. The plot works great and is highly interesting with several surprises and twists throughout. I enjoyed this film from beginning to end.

Rating of
0.5/4

Rakkie - wrote on 01/17/2008

another damnable stuff from depalma, its one of the worst ending in cinema history, completely garbage.

Full Movie Reviews

Indyfreak
Indyfreak
Movie God

Rating of
2/4

Passible if pretty looking spacefaring drama.

Indyfreak - wrote on 02/17/2022

It's an interesting decision by Brian De Palma to direct a big-budget science fiction adventure film instead of one of his crime drams or mystery thrillers. And that ends up being the most interesting thing about it.

Mission to Mars is not necessarily a bad movie. It's just a bland one. The intellectual ideas aren't that original and the sci-fi mystery element is underwhelming. It's also hard to tell whether it's supposed to be a more commercial and family-friendly venture or something darker. There are some surprisingly gruesome death scenes for a PG rating.

But the cast isn't bad. Gary Sinise and Tim Robbins are watchable as the heroic astronauts trying to solve the mystery and perhaps rescue a missing comrade. Don Cheadle throws himself into his role. A lot of the scientific …

Yojimbo
Yojimbo
Movie God

Rating of
1/4

"Mission To Mars" by Yojimbo

Yojimbo - wrote on 01/09/2012

An interplanetary mission is launched to the red planet to discover the fate of an scientific team stationed there. Directorial hack Brian DePalma once again cack-handedly fails to conjure any sense of wonder or tension in this half arsed space adventure that's all dry techno babble at the start, giving way to ludicrous alien encounters at the end. The first half is basically Apollo 13 but even more dull, full of clumsy melodrama and absurd flag waving while the second tries desperately (and fails miserably) to create the kind of wonderment of 2001 or Close Encounters. Basically you have to endure an hour of space bound boredom just to find out that the pay off is really weak CGI and some unbelievably patronizing dialogue. It's a shame that a decent cast got involved in this simplistic …

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Nick
Nick
Producer

Nick - wrote on 2008-09-23 00:01

Mission to Mars really isn't a bad movie.  It might have ended somewhat unpredictably, maybe got a little border-line unbelievable, but isn't that maybe part of sci-fi?  it was a fun flick to watch.

Chris Kavan
Chris Kavan
Movie God

Chris Kavan - wrote on 2008-09-22 11:21

I know it's science fiction - but I can only suspend by disbelief so much. Bad science is like bad history for me - when it's done deliberately, it just makes it hard to watch for me. Plus I didn't like the casting choices.

FZero
FZero
Producer

FZero - wrote on 2008-09-13 23:12

I'm biased towards sci-fi so I liked it.

Supercrum
Supercrum
Rising Star

Supercrum - wrote on 2008-09-12 22:20

I actually totally dug this movie. Non-linear with some original and cool commentaries on the existence of man and life beyond earth. Possibly not enough laser guns and nudity for some people though...

Alex
Alex
Movie God

Alex - wrote on 2008-09-12 13:09

Remind me why people hate this movie?

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