Martian Child

Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  1. Martian Child would like to be "About a Boy (Who Thinks He's a Martian)", but, disappointingly, it doesn't even come close.
  2. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    25
    Filmed in 2005, the first of two Cusack widower flicks this season (the weepier and more indie "Grace is Gone" hits theaters in December) Martian Child is also a Franken-schmaltz monster of cobbled-together Cusack movie parts.
  3. It's off in many directions - false in its details, false in its relationships, false in its emotions - but probably the first and worst thing that needs to be said about it is that it's also overlong and dull.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. B.J.
    May 3, 2010
    9
    The people who've canned this movie just don't - and can't - get it. for those who do, the story this movie tells is deeply The people who've canned this movie just don't - and can't - get it. for those who do, the story this movie tells is deeply touching. And, to be honest, i often wish i could be from mars, too. Full Review »
  2. francel.
    Sep 29, 2009
    7
    Unabashedly sentimental, but unexpectedly watchable. Plus nice acting as always from the Cusack siblings.
  3. JoeB.
    Apr 30, 2009
    10
    John Cusack is a real artist! He plays this father simply great - non-plus-ultra! He is unique and the whole story touched me to tears. A John Cusack is a real artist! He plays this father simply great - non-plus-ultra! He is unique and the whole story touched me to tears. A File for men (maybe more than for women) Greetz from Germany. Full Review »