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The Martian

PG-13| 2 hr. 22 min.

Plot Summary

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

Cast: Matt Damon , Jessica Chastain , Kristen Wiig , Jeff Daniels , Michael Peña , Kate Mara , Sean Bean , Sebastian Stan

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Science fiction, Drama, Adventure

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

The Martian (2015)

Release Date: October 2nd, 2015|2 hr. 22 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • The new Ridley Scott movie is fascinating and charming and crammed and overstuffed, and it’s a curious case, too. It gets all the seemingly hard things wonderfully right, but then caves in at points that should have been easy. show more

  • The director and screenwriter downplay the conventional melodrama inherent in the situation in favor of emphasizing how practical problems should be addressed with rational responses rather than hysteria, knee-jerk patriotism or selfish expedience. show more

  • Visually spectacular and consistently entertaining, Ridley Scott’s space rescue procedural The Martian suffers only from a failure to hit its emotional beats with the amount of force and feeling usually required to make this kind of life-and-death adventure really take off. show more

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  • October 03, 2015 Connie Gansel Harper
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    excellent movie!! You never expect anything, the story was fresh and kept your attention. As I told my son, if this was me left alone on Mars, I would of probably died that day , who can think clearly when they are that panicked? This is a movie that shows strength, and a willingness to try know matter what odds were stacked against him. He worked through it. The ending was enough to give me a heart attack!

  • October 03, 2015 Robert Dressler
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    Great movie. Great story line. Well worth the money and time!

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Kristen Wiig Facts: 12 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About 'The Martian' Star

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Rachel Horner on October 1, 2015

Kristen Wiig has been bringing the laughs to audiences nationwide since her big break on "Saturday Night Live" back in 2005. While she usually does comedies like "Bridesmaids," or indie flicks like ...

Matt Damon Has an Aquaman Question in New 'Martian' Video

Posted by
Kelly Woo on August 4, 2015

If you had to spend 10 days in total isolation, what would you think about? Maybe how Aquaman can control whales? "The Martian" released a "behind the scenes" video of the Ares 3 crew preparing for...

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