The story of a man becoming a father... and a boy becoming a son.
John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo, Joan Cusack, Oliver Platt, Bud, Richard Schiff, Taya Calicetto
|Screenplay||Seth Bass, Jonathan Tolins, from the novel by David Gerrold|
|Cinematography||Robert D. Yoeman|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|SA distributor||Nu Metro|
|Produced by||Hannah Rachel Production Services Ltd., New Line Cinema|
|Comments||Poignant, heartwarming story concerning a troubled, adopted child. Parental guidance might be necessary for sensitive children.|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Theresa Smith Spends too much time trying to manipulate your emotions with a heavy hand.
Jacques Liebenberg Goeie spel deur John Cusack.
Carina Chocano Kooky pair go nowhere slowly.
Natalie Bosman Martian Child is a very sweet alternative to the usual dramas that reach our screens.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert The movie leaves no heartstring untugged. It even has a beloved old dog, and you know what happens to beloved old dogs in movies like this. Or if you don't, I don't have the heart to tell you.
Kieran Grant Martian Child falls for plain sentimentalism when it could’ve aimed for deep space.
James Berardinelli Martian Child wants to make us cry. It nearly made me gag. This is an exercise in shameless and inept emotional manipulation. The film doesn't try to hide what it's doing. If you don't cry, it hasn't worked. There's not a single genuine human emotion to be found between the beginning and end credits.
Tomatometer Unconvincing as the heartfelt dramedy it aspires to be.
What the People say
1011 Netizens Martian Child: are we all strangers in a strange land?
Average .. 44%