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PG| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
Wanting to experience fatherhood, a man (John Cusack) adopts a youngster (Bobby Coleman) who has an unusual crisis of identity, believing he is from Mars, and trouble arises when the man, who devotes himself to his strange son, begins to believe that the boy is indeed an alien.

Cast: John Cusack , Amanda Peet , Oliver Platt , Bobby Coleman , Joan Cusack , Sophie Okonedo , Richard Schiff , David Kaye

Director: Menno Meyjes

Genres: Drama

Distributor: New Line Cinema

Martian Child (2007)

Release Date: November 2nd, 2007|1 hr. 46 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 22 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    An occasionally schmaltzy but likable story of healing and redemption. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The entire cast is fully committed to this squishily sentimental tale, which is especially impressive given that it's the kind of generic dramedy you'll swear you've seen a thousand times before. show more

  • September 20, 2008 salesa1
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    Adapted from a true story, Martian Child deals with the loss of family, love and finding ourselves in this universe. Who are we? Where do we belong. Excellent movie showing the struggles of adjustment for an abandoned child who finds comfort in being a person from another plant.

  • September 14, 2008 Wedding Makeup
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    As usual John is a great actor especially when acting with a child.

  • May 22, 2008 movieadmirefan
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    this was a good movie with well-found performances.This film was worth-entertaining. I enjoyed it, i was good convinced that this movie was a caring film. I would see it again.

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