• The Martian (2015)

The Martian

Release Date: October 2nd, 2015

PG-13 |2 hr 22 min

Plot Summary

When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.

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

Director: Ridley Scott

Genres: Science Fiction , Adventure , Drama

Production Co: 20th Century Fox, Scott Free Productions

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Brooding, Quest, Emotional, Rescue, Underdog, Survival, Intense, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 90
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Perhaps most importantly, not only does the film stress the importance of using math and physics and botany and chemistry to solve problems, but it also makes a plot based on scientific inquiry and audacity just as exciting and even more unpredictable as the movies’ usual brand of problem-solving, the kind that involves punching everyone and then blowing everything up. show more

  • 70
    John HazeltonScreen International

    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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Awards

Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Visual Effects
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Director
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2016)
Nominated Production Design