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Based on 26 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
Chicago Sun-Times
A brawny space opera, transplanting the conventions of Western, cop and martial arts films to the Red Planet.
63
Carpenter writes his own scripts -- here with past collaborator Larry Sulkis -- and their "Ghosts" screenplay lacks the density, character and humor of a Hollywood genre classic.
42
Entertainment Weekly
Borderline-incoherent.
38
Philadelphia Inquirer
While this cheesy, heavy-metal melange of horror, space hooey and cowboy shoot-'em-ups isn't exactly dull, it isn't anything to write home about either.
38
Charlotte Observer
It starts as enjoyable B-movie pulp, degenerates to camp, then turns into laughable lunacy.
30
Wall Street Journal
A turgid recycling of Mr. Carpenter's remake of "The Thing."
25
A tired and dispiriting affair that takes forever to get going.
25
New York Daily News
I have an idea for a Mars movie. When our first astronauts step onto the Red Planet, they discover that Martians not only exist but that they've hired Johnnie Cochran to represent them in a massive defamation suit against American filmmakers.
25
Carpenter pulls out all the action-adventure stops, but he and coscripter Larry Sulkis forgot to write dialogue the audience could listen to without howling in disbelief.
25
Miami Herald
A horror/sci-fi/action mishmash that aims to be the kind of brainless timekiller once used to round out the bottom of a double bill at the drive-in.
25
New York Post
A deep disappointment to fans of sci-fi and the once great John Carpenter.

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