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2,530 Ratings

The Martian

Directed by Ridley Scott
United States, 2015
Adventure, Sci-Fi

Synopsis

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney 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.

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The Martian Directed by Ridley Scott

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2016 | 7 nominations including: Best Motion Picture of the Year

American Film Institute Awards

2016 | Winner: Movie of the Year

BAFTA Awards

2016 | 6 nominations including: Best Leading Actor

Writers Guild of America

2016 | Nominee: Best Adapted Screenplay (Screen)

What are people saying?

  • Zach Closs's rating of the film The Martian

    Doesn't win any points for its trite and obnoxious marketing. But, when it isn't being fluffy or recruiting for NASA, "The Martian" is endearingly optimistic, multinational and multicultural science fiction. As a blockbuster, it's pure formula -- but the filmmakers are about as resourceful and intelligent as their central character, and we seldom notice.

  • Trevor Tillman's rating of the film The Martian

    If Prometheus was night, this is day—a celebration of human inquisitiveness and solidarity; rather than warning against the perils of seeking forbidden knowledge. Films like this not only make for great entertainment, but are increasingly vital for impressionable minds. I can easily see a kid pursuing a career in science upon seeing this, just as many scientists today credit Gene Roddenberry as their gateway drug.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film The Martian

    "The Martian" is an engineered-to-please summer blockbuster that just so happens to be releasing in the fall. It's as though Ridley Scott realized Noomi Rapace's claustrophobic, anxiety-ridden sequence in the medical pod was "Prometheus'" most successful moment, and decided to explore that brand of space peril in a more optimistic and utopian tale. The result is like a Roland Emmerich movie minus the schmaltz.

  • Matthew Martens's rating of the film The Martian

    A curiously antiseptic Little-Botanist-Who-Could tale that, like the superior Interstellar before it, doubles as a NASA recruitment video, The Martian boasts eye-searing planetscapes that can't make up for its blank lack of interiority or its frustrating failure to bring science to life except as a cartoon of gung-ho can-do moxie. And the running 'disco sucks' joke is, or should be, plenty embarrassing.

  • Maudy Puteri Agusdina's rating of the film The Martian

    Celebrating loneliness, solitary life (and humanity) in a fun and calm way (on the contrary to Gravity). It's simple because the film itself wants to show a simple point of view about one very important thing : SURVIVE your life.

  • Igor Ramos's rating of the film The Martian

    Wtf is wrong with these last few space films? "Gravity", "Interstellar" and now "The Martian": why does everyone always survive... seriously? On a visual and technical level, this is outstanding and I expected nothing less from the man that gave us "Alien", "Blade Runner" and "Prometheus": Scott knows a thing or two about sci-fi films set in space. Storywise and in terms of characters it was boring and unambitious.

  • Daniel Roque's rating of the film The Martian

    A comedy about Matt Damon being lost in space... again! It almost works as a prequel to his character from Interstellar, but way less meta. An expensive cast, a super funky disco soundtrack and potatoes. Lots of potatoes.

  • Dzimas's rating of the film The Martian

    I suppose you can view this as an updated version of Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964). As such, I think Scott should have had more fun here, rather than give us what essentially amounts to a rocket scientist's wet dream of bringing a lost astronaut back to earth. The best scenes were Matt's attempt to scratch out an existence on Mars, not all that number crunching.