The Martian

141 mins
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Space survival thriller from Ridley Scott, adapting Andy Weir’s best-selling novel about an astronaut (Matt Damon) stranded on Mars when... More

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The Martian | Ratings & Reviews

"Ridley Scott’s previous journeys into outer space have been bold leaps of imagination paired with visual flair. The Martian, on the other hand, is a scientifically-grounded thriller set for the most part on a planet that’s got heaps of red rocks. Having more in common with Castaway than the horrors of Alien, it’s the nerve-wracking situation that Matt Damon’s smart-arse character Mark Watney finds himself in, stranded on the surface of Mars, that does the heavy lifting, rather than wonders of the cosmos or previously unseen terrors."

Flicks, Steve NewallFlicks

"An enthralling and rigorously realistic outer-space survival story."


"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."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Bringing optimism, nerd-itude and a touch of crazy to his character's solo ordeal, Damon is the key to the movie’s exuberance."

Time OutTime Out

"It’s a film about micromanaging, fixing things on the fly, and a lot of Ridley’s gruff, technocrat personality shines through."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"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."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"An uncustomarily cheery and upbeat film from Scott, a number of whose works range from the despairing to the nihilistic."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"None of the stylistic elements serves to make for especially compelling viewing; it's overlong and occasionally irritating when it should be moving."


"Anchored by another great turn from Matt Damon, The Martian mixes smarts, laughs, weird character bits and tension on a huge canvas."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

The Martian | Details

Award winner
Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) and Best Lead Actor (Damon) at the 2016 Golden Globes
12A, infrequent strong language, injury detail
Adventure, Science Fiction
Country of origin