The Martian

The Martian

The Martian

Space survival thriller from Ridley Scott, adapting Andy Weir’s best-selling novel about an astronaut (Matt Damon) stranded on Mars when his crew leave him behind – presumed dead. When NASA discovers “the Martian” is still alive, the clock counts down to plan and execute a seemingly impossible rescue mission. Co-stars Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Sean Bean, Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Kate Mara (127 Hours) and Michael Peña (Fury).

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Lead Actor (Damon) at the 2016 Golden Globes
2015Rating: M, Survival themes and coarse language141 minsUSA
AdventureScience FictionBlockbuster
95%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

An enthralling and rigorously realistic outer-space survival story.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It’s not iconic sci-fi to match Alien or Blade Runner but it is a topical, supremely crafted, intelligent, heartfelt spectacle with gallows humour to die for.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Bringing optimism, nerd-itude and a touch of crazy to his character's solo ordeal, Damon is the key to the movie’s exuberance.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It’s a film about micromanaging, fixing things on the fly, and a lot of Ridley’s gruff, technocrat personality shines through.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A wide-eyed tribute to human ingenuity that packs enough snark to pull itself out of the black hole of earnestness, even if its fuel runs out partway through.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An uncustomarily cheery and upbeat film from Scott, a number of whose works range from the despairing to the nihilistic.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

None of the stylistic elements serves to make for especially compelling viewing; it's overlong and occasionally irritating when it should be moving.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Anchored by another great turn from Matt Damon, The Martian mixes smarts, laughs, weird character bits and tension on a huge canvas.

4.0
0

Watching this genre-factory produced sci-fi left me feeling that its faults outweighed its virtues by a solid margin and it was not worth reviewing. Now that it has been controversially nominated for a Golden Globe in the comedy category it is clear to me why it is a profoundly compromised addition to the sci-fi genre. It wants to be a credible tale of...

3.0
0

Gosh I've never been a fan of Matt Damon but this Role has changed my view on that!! Thanks Ridley Scott!!! One of best Ive seen in a Long time!! Very moving Movie. Have a copy on Blu- ray now and our family Love this Movie!!

5.0
0

I almost forget it's a sci-fi film!

4.0
0

Great movie. all cast are appropriate for the roles.

4.0
0

I really enjoyed this movie immensely. With a great cast and a well prepared script and storyline it really got my thinking cap going, A space age McGyver is how I would put it. Oh it was great to see Sean Bean in there as well.

0

Very well done. It will especially appeal to those with a soft spot for space and science. But most movie goers should enjoy this tale of adventure and survival. Matt Damon is great! this film is so interesting and well thought out. You feel like you are experiencing it all, along side him. Thrilling! and by the end you have all fingers crossed hoping he...

5.0
0

I thought heaps of bits were really unrealistic - definitely some funny bits, think I just don't like Matt Damon.

3.0
0

I wish you could half stars on this thing, as I would give this movie a 3.5. Anyways, I did enjoy this movie, but I didn't love it, not like I loved Gravity. That doesn't go to say though that the acting wasn't amazing, the science wasn't well thought out and the graphics and CGI weren't all very well done, because they were! I think what was missing for...

3.0
0

Ridley Scott is back. Finally, and at long last. Following the dire, bum-numbing banality of the likes of ‘The Councilor’ and ‘Exodus: Plods and Stinks’, and the great looking, gloriously crafted, but ever so daftly plotted, ‘Prometheus’, Scott hits a long-awaited home run with ‘The Martian’. The script, by Drew Goddard, is the star. It takes Andy Weir’s...

4.0
0

Absolutely superb - Scott is back on form with a riveting story with great emotional depth brought brilliantly to the screen by a tour de force performance from Damon brilliantly supported by the great cast. One of this years best.

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An enthralling and rigorously realistic outer-space survival story.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

It’s not iconic sci-fi to match Alien or Blade Runner but it is a topical, supremely crafted, intelligent, heartfelt spectacle with gallows humour to die for.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Bringing optimism, nerd-itude and a touch of crazy to his character's solo ordeal, Damon is the key to the movie’s exuberance.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It’s a film about micromanaging, fixing things on the fly, and a lot of Ridley’s gruff, technocrat personality shines through.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A wide-eyed tribute to human ingenuity that packs enough snark to pull itself out of the black hole of earnestness, even if its fuel runs out partway through.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

An uncustomarily cheery and upbeat film from Scott, a number of whose works range from the despairing to the nihilistic.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

None of the stylistic elements serves to make for especially compelling viewing; it's overlong and occasionally irritating when it should be moving.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Anchored by another great turn from Matt Damon, The Martian mixes smarts, laughs, weird character bits and tension on a huge canvas.

4.0
0

Watching this genre-factory produced sci-fi left me feeling that its faults outweighed its virtues by a solid margin and it was not worth reviewing. Now that it has been controversially nominated for a Golden Globe in the comedy category it is clear to me why it is a profoundly compromised addition to the sci-fi genre. It wants to be a credible tale of...

3.0
0

Gosh I've never been a fan of Matt Damon but this Role has changed my view on that!! Thanks Ridley Scott!!! One of best Ive seen in a Long time!! Very moving Movie. Have a copy on Blu- ray now and our family Love this Movie!!

5.0
0

I almost forget it's a sci-fi film!

4.0
0

Great movie. all cast are appropriate for the roles.

4.0
0

I really enjoyed this movie immensely. With a great cast and a well prepared script and storyline it really got my thinking cap going, A space age McGyver is how I would put it. Oh it was great to see Sean Bean in there as well.

0

Very well done. It will especially appeal to those with a soft spot for space and science. But most movie goers should enjoy this tale of adventure and survival. Matt Damon is great! this film is so interesting and well thought out. You feel like you are experiencing it all, along side him. Thrilling! and by the end you have all fingers crossed hoping he...

5.0
0

I thought heaps of bits were really unrealistic - definitely some funny bits, think I just don't like Matt Damon.

3.0
0

I wish you could half stars on this thing, as I would give this movie a 3.5. Anyways, I did enjoy this movie, but I didn't love it, not like I loved Gravity. That doesn't go to say though that the acting wasn't amazing, the science wasn't well thought out and the graphics and CGI weren't all very well done, because they were! I think what was missing for...

3.0
0

Ridley Scott is back. Finally, and at long last. Following the dire, bum-numbing banality of the likes of ‘The Councilor’ and ‘Exodus: Plods and Stinks’, and the great looking, gloriously crafted, but ever so daftly plotted, ‘Prometheus’, Scott hits a long-awaited home run with ‘The Martian’. The script, by Drew Goddard, is the star. It takes Andy Weir’s...

4.0
0

Absolutely superb - Scott is back on form with a riveting story with great emotional depth brought brilliantly to the screen by a tour de force performance from Damon brilliantly supported by the great cast. One of this years best.

5.0
0