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Parents' Guide to

Mission to Mars

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

So-so sci-fi with some very intense scenes.

Movie PG 2000 114 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Mission to Mars

Great movie that your kids will love. As mentioned by Spud, there are 2 scenes that could be disturbing for younger audiences. Other than that, its a film thats definitely worth the watch.

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (1 ):

This movie makes Close Encounters of the Third Kind seem like rocket science -- it even makes The Day the Earth Stood Still look like rocket science -- but the pictures are pretty.

Director Brian DePalma is known for movies that have two qualities: striking visual flair and frustrating narrative incoherence. If you are the kind of person who talks about the plot after seeing a movie, this is not your kind of movie. But if you would enjoy seeing an old-time Flash Gordon-style movie with 21st-century special effects and computer graphics, you just might want to see it twice.

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