Martian Child

Martian Child

Martian Child

A recently-widowed science fiction writer (John Cusack) considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old boy who says he's really from Mars.

2007Rating: PG-13106 minsUSANew Line Cinema
ComedyDrama

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Martian Child / Reviews

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Martian Child feels artificially sweetened rather than genuinely moving.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The science-fiction elements are mere window dressing for a story that's most affecting when it's down to earth...

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Variety

Variety

Knockout performances by John Cusack and child actor Bobby Coleman help legitimise a whimsical but sententiously moralising script.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Those who stick with Martian Child won't entirely avoid mush, but they will find terrific performances by John Cusack (and) Bobby Coleman...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

So bland and safe that it might appeal more directly to children than adults.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Even likable John Cusack can't save Martian Child.

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New York Post

New York Post

Has enough wit and unpredictability to hold your attention.

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