Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars
Mission to Mars
  • PG
  • 1h 53m
  • 2000
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The year is 2020, and the first manned mission to Mars, commanded by Luke Graham (Don Cheadle), lands safely on the red planet. But the Martian landscape harbors a bizarre and shocking secret that leads to a mysterious disaster so catastrophic, it decimates the crew. Haunted by a cryptic last message from Graham, NASA launches the Mars Recovery Mission to investigate and bring back survivors -- if there are any. Confronted with nearly insurmountable dangers, but propelled by deep friendship, the team finally lands on Mars and makes a discovery so amazing, it takes your breath away. MISSION TO MARS is an action-packed rocket ride that will enthrall you with its stunning special effects.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Critics Consensus: Beauty only goes skin deep in this shallow but visually stunning film.
Reviews
Globe and Mail
Rick Groen
Rotten

Despite a few breathtaking snapshots en route, it can't quite figure out the aesthetic itinerary -...

June 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Michael Wilmington
Fresh

A film about space exploration that really knocks your eyes out.

June 16, 2017
Denver Post
Steven Rosen
Fresh

This movie's special effects, set design, actionsequence staging and swirling cinematography offse...

June 16, 2017
San Jose Mercury News
Glenn Lovell
Fresh

Though unapologetically old-fashioned and corny, Mission still has its share of nail-biter moments...

June 16, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Louis B. Parks
Rotten

De Palma's touch is wrong at the most crucial moments.

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
So-so sci-fi with some very intense scenes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Mission to Mars is a 2000 Brian DePalma-directed sci-fi movie about a team of astronauts in the year 2020 who land on Mars and make a profound discovery. Characters are in peril and there are a number of tense moments and several deaths. One of the astronauts is blown into pieces by a violent sandstorm. A later death scene in space (a character commits suicide to save the lives of others), might be too emotionally intense for some viewers. There is also some consumerism: M&M's, Dr. Pepper, and Kawasaki products are prominently displayed in important scenes. Profanity includes "son of a bitch," "damn," "goddamnit," "ass."

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • Release Date:March 10, 2000
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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