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Martian Child Reviews

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March 2, 2020
But as my lead rant would suggest, my biggest disappointment is the film's cowardice in not bringing David's gayness into the story...
November 13, 2019
A five hankie love story from beginning to end, this is Cusack's Oscar gold. The film has a purity in its belief of love and acceptance. A purity that only a Martian Child can show us.
February 9, 2018
Even an engaging performance by John Cusack can't save this fluff film from being so tiresome.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 23, 2009
Directed by Spielberg protege Menno Meyjes, Martian Child is contrived, but it works.
August 25, 2008
Just more middling, forgettable fare for the movie memory scrap heap.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 18, 2008
John Cusack is the best and main reason to see this mediocre film about a self-confessed oddball and successful sci-fi writer David who adopts a misfit.
March 10, 2008
An amusing and heartfelt exploration of the ups and downs involved when adopting a child -- in this case, one who insists he's from another planet.
March 6, 2008
The things Martian Child gets right are strong enough to save this apparent glucose-spiker.
February 22, 2008
Manipulative to an almost absurd degree...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 3, 2008
Though it panders shamelessly, it's not entirely unwelcome in a time when the PG movie is an endangered species. [DVD review included.]
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 10, 2007
What works is Cusack and Coleman. When they are on screen together something interesting always seems to happen.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 18, 2007
The credits state that Martian Child stars John Cusack, Amanda Peet and Joan Cusack, but really, it stars Lucky Charms, M&M's and
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 17, 2007
The entire cast is fully committed to this squishily sentimental tale, which is especially impressive given that it's the kind of generic dramedy you'll swear you've seen a thousand times before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 17, 2007
Cusack seems determined to make this work, and contributes some nice scenes. But he's better than the movie around him.
Read More | Original Score: C
November 15, 2007
Martian Child would be a Lifetime Movie of the Week without the Cusacks
November 14, 2007
While David imagines other worlds for profit, Martian Child crash-lands on this one.
November 13, 2007
Sometimes, "The Martian Child" works as a weeper.Other times, you'll just hate yourself for getting wrapped in what essentially is manipulation. It's good-hearted enough, but it plays more with your emotions than it does with delivering an intelligent sto
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
November 9, 2007
John Cusack is perfect but it's Bobby Coleman who delivers one of the most uniquely original kid performances ever. You actually believe he might be from Mars.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 9, 2007
...a betrayal of the book...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 7, 2007
... features a mesmerizing kid actor. But, as good as his acting is, it's just a one-note performance ... that starts off as intriguing but ends up becoming tiresomely repetitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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