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Martian Child Reviews

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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.
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2009
Directed by Spielberg protege Menno Meyjes, Martian Child is contrived, but it works.
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
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 15, 2007
Martian Child would be a Lifetime Movie of the Week without the Cusacks
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 6, 2007
After an ebullient and inventive first half, the film loses its wind and only gets it back for a sprint or two.
Read More | Original Score: B-
November 3, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 3, 2007
Has enough wit and unpredictability to hold your attention.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 2, 2007
Cusack and Coleman make this whimsical trip worthwhile.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 2, 2007
What if Lloyd Dobler grew up, gave up kickboxing for writing books about space battles and adopted a kid? I don't know about you, but I wouldn't miss it for the world.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2007
It could have been so easy for this story, about a single man adopting a troubled kid, to enter schmaltzville. But John Cusack manages to deliver plenty of warm fuzzies -- without the sugar shock.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 2, 2007
Cusack carries this unabashed tearjerker.
November 2, 2007
Child resolves in a way that's touching, however schmaltzy.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2007
A faithful adaptation would almost surely have necessitated that the focus be changed from a father-and-son story to a polemic on gay fatherhood.
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