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John Carter

Overview


Genre :

Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action

Release Date :

March 09, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Andrew Stanton

Starring :

Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Samantha Morton, Dominic West, Polly Walker, Bryan Cranston, Thomas Haden Church, James Purefoy, Daryl Sabara, Ciaran Hinds, David Schwimmer

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

4 of 5

“..the trouble comes when the film gets too bogged down with its storytelling, as if it's trying too hard to avoid accusations of superficiality..”
by Dave Golder [SFX Magazine]
“..the film is worth the price of admission if it takes us out of our seats and throw us into something amazing..”
by Gregg Katzman [UGO]
“..the designs of everything from Martian cities to alien life forms lack the visionary qualities that lodge in one's imagination..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]
“..the achievement of John Carter is that it takes the elements worn to nubs by everything from Star Wars to Avatar to TV's Fringe and makes them fresh again..”
by Mark Holcomb [Village Voice]
“..some of the ideas may be wonderful, but there is such chaos on screen, it is hard to decipher what is going on much of the time..”
by Louise Keller [Urban Cinefile]
Review rate : D

“..nothing in John Carter really works, since everything in the movie has been done so many times before, and so much better..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3 of 5

“..nothing here compares to the sustained choreography and epic carnage of Avatar and The Lord of the Rings..”
by Jonathan Crocker [Total Film]
3 of 5

“..it's hard to pinpoint a standout set-piece, and every battle feels rushed..”
by Dan Jolin [Empire Magazine]
2.5 of 5

“..it's all too much, and it's too hard to follow..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
3 of 5

“..it's a very entertaining, unusual and loveable mess..”
by Tom Huddleston [Time Out]
1 of 4

“..humorless epic doesn't make it easy to sit through the many key sci-fi tropes that Burroughs' 1912 story is credited with inventing..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
4 of 5

“..fun and thrilling old school blockbuster that owes much to the superb direction of Andrew Stanton..”
by Matthew Pejkovic [Matt's Movie Reviews]
“..fun adventure, fatefully balanced between high camp and boyish seriousness at almost every second..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
“..for a Pixar graduate piece, humor is notably lacking..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
4 of 5

“..by the end of the adventure, even the initially befuddling double-frame story pays off, in spades..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
3.5 of 5

“..as with Tron: Legacy, from a design perspective the film is faultless and a thing of beauty..”
by Rob Beames [What Culture]

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