Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    Part homage and part demolition job, Mars Attacks! is perhaps the funniest piece of giddy schlock heartlessness ever committed to film.
  2. In its nothing's-quite-at-stake way, Mars Attacks! has Tim Burton's flaked-out spirit -- it makes you feel like a very knowing 8-year-old, seeing through the artifice yet believing in it at the same time.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 80 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. DeanD.
    Mar 20, 2006
    A total waste of time. Jokes were few and far between, and seldom funny at all. Tack those onto a threadbare, incoherent plot, and you have a recipe for disaster. Full Review »
  2. BobB.
    May 29, 2006
    Tim Burton made this? or was he just making an attempt at a modern Ed Wood film?
  3. Dee
    Feb 9, 2006
    No real plot. The movie was all over the board. The scenes made good actors appear as amaturs.