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, Offensive language141 minsUSA
AdventureScience FictionBlockbuster
95%
want to see

Reviews & comments

This is neither science fiction or comedy; director Scott Ridley can do much better.

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

Matt Damon has moved Me

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

Funny and witty

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

4.0
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
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

This is neither science fiction or comedy; director Scott Ridley can do much better.

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

Matt Damon has moved Me

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

Funny and witty

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

4.0
0