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Mars Needs Moms: An IMAX 3D Experience Movie Poster

Rated PG for sci-fi action and peril.

PG In Theaters 03/11/2011 , 88min.
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Washington Post
A majestic musical score by the great composer John Powell somehow makes everything old feel fresh and wondrous again. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
Instead of breathing life into cartoonist Berkeley Breathed's cheeky kids morality tale, the movie - with all its 3-D motion capture animation flash - flatlines. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
The movie has more charm when it's earthbound. Cusack and Green's mother-son repartee has sharp comic timing. Once the story veers off to space, it goes downhill. Full Review
David Fear
Time Out New York
After the novelty of these backgrounds and comin'-at-ya bits wears off, Mars Needs Moms has to rely on Fogler's obnoxious Jack Black Jr. shtick, a weak subplot involving a '60s-obsessed Martian graffiti artist (Harnois) and rote video-game-y action sequences to carry it along-and that simply won't cut it. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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. Full Review

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