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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    A tired and dispiriting affair that takes forever to get going. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A turgid recycling of Mr. Carpenter's remake of "The Thing." show more

  • 38
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    While this cheesy, heavy-metal melange of horror, space hooey and cowboy shoot-'em-ups isn't exactly dull, it isn't anything to write home about either. show more

  • 25
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    I have an idea for a Mars movie. When our first astronauts step onto the Red Planet, they discover that Martians not only exist but that they've hired Johnnie Cochran to represent them in a massive defamation suit against American filmmakers. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A brawny space opera, transplanting the conventions of Western, cop and martial arts films to the Red Planet. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Carpenter writes his own scripts -- here with past collaborator Larry Sulkis -- and their "Ghosts" screenplay lacks the density, character and humor of a Hollywood genre classic. show more

  • 38
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    It starts as enjoyable B-movie pulp, degenerates to camp, then turns into laughable lunacy. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Carpenter pulls out all the action-adventure stops, but he and coscripter Larry Sulkis forgot to write dialogue the audience could listen to without howling in disbelief. show more

  • 25
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    A horror/sci-fi/action mishmash that aims to be the kind of brainless timekiller once used to round out the bottom of a double bill at the drive-in. show more

  • 25
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    A deep disappointment to fans of sci-fi and the once great John Carpenter. show more

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