Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Mar 10, 2011
    38
    On the whole, I'd rather be on Pluto, which isn't even a planet.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    Mar 10, 2011
    30
    There's nothing to be said in favor of sitting through garbage, and this movie is awash in the stuff, both figuratively and literally: One of its main locales is a vast garbage dump.
  3. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Mar 11, 2011
    25
    Aside from a relatively brief appearance by Joan Cusack's avatar as the kidnapped mother, there are no involving characters or situations.
User Score
4.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Oct 17, 2011
    3
    Wow Robert Zemeckis, are you serious? The SF king throwing this crap into the theaters? "Mars Needs Mom" is terrible. The story pace isWow Robert Zemeckis, are you serious? The SF king throwing this crap into the theaters? "Mars Needs Mom" is terrible. The story pace is inconsistent as well as its huge cliched ending. Don't watch it. Full Review »
  2. Mar 14, 2011
    1
    What is happening to Disney? Iâ
  3. Mar 17, 2011
    10
    This was a great family movie. Very entertaining and heart warming for kids and parents alike. My daughter wants to live on the Moon andThis was a great family movie. Very entertaining and heart warming for kids and parents alike. My daughter wants to live on the Moon and travel to Mars. So this was great fun. Also the 3D digital art work was fantastic. It seemd as if you were there with Milo. I am going to go see it again and also buy the new DVD. Thanks Disney and IMD! Full Review »