• Martian Child (2007)

Martian Child

Release Date: November 2nd, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2008

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: Children , Drama

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Hannah Rachel Productions Services Ltd.

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Underdog, Mystery, 2000s, Sister, Friend, Death, Endearing, Small town, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Connie OgleMiami Herald

    Cusack, of course, is the perfect Anti-Schmaltz. His rapid-fire delivery makes everything he says sound like it's just pouring from his brain to his mouth, so that even the sappiest dialogue is rendered sincere. show more

  • 70
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Those who stick with Martian Child won't entirely avoid mush, but they will find terrific performances. show more

  • 75
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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