The Martian | Movie Review 04 Oct 2015   381


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Star Cast: Matt Damon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Genre: Sci-Fi
Duration: 2 hours 21 minutes

Critics Review/Rating

Times Of India (TOI):

Back on earth, NASA too reports about Watney’s death and declares that the mission was aborted. Shocked to know later that he’s alive, they contemplate a rescue plan but as Watney puts it, ‘Space does not cooperate’. Does he make it?…
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Mid-Day:

The Martian’ is Ridley Scott’s umpteenth outer space adventure film and is one of his most striking ones – from among his recent oeuvre (‘Prometheus’, ‘Exodus: Gods & Kings’). A speculative thriller, this film has been adapted from Andy Weir’s 2011 best-selling novel…
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Hindustan Times (HT):

One of the less-impressive films of his chequered career, Ridley Scott’s latest foray into science fiction lacks the chills and thrills of his previous genre classics, Alien (1979) and Blade Runner (1982). Working from a script adapted by Drew Goddard…
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DNA:

Botanist Mark Watney gets left behind on Mars during a manned mission to the red planet. Forced to make a tough decision – brave a freak storm and risk losing her crew or assume Mark’s dead and escape to safety – Commander Melissa Lewis opts for the latter…
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NDTV Movies:

A space Western and a blissed-out cosmic high, The Martian stars Matt Damon as an American astronaut who, like a latter-day Robinson Crusoe, learns to survive on his own island of despair…
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CNN IBN:

For a “lost-in-space” story, The Martian, directed by Ridley Scott, is an unusually feel-good film. Comparisons with recent space-set dramas like Interstellar and Gravity may be inevitable, but its concepts are neither as mind-bending as Nolan’s, nor is it as emotionally wrenching…
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The Indian Express:

Neil Armstrong was so 1969. None of that man-mankind parallel for Mark Watney (Matt Damon) in the 2030s. Every step he takes is a leap. “The first man to walk outside this probe”, “the first man to climb that hill”…
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Rediff:

The Martian proves to be a light, pleasant watch, says Raja Sen. How long can a modern-day space romp go without breaking out the Bowie? In keeping with pop-scored movies like Guardians Of The Galaxy, it has now become merely a matter of time before…
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India Today:

Rarely do you have a film packing in science fiction, human emotion, generous doses of humour, a fight for survival, all kinds of hostility, indecision – and all in perfect balance. And in the process, leave you biting your nails one moment and misty-eyed the next…
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