The-Martian

FFCC members review Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’

FFCC members weigh in on Ridley Scott’s science fiction dramedy, The Martian.

 

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Bill Gibron, Film Racket

“Ridley Scott’s The Martian is a “thinking man’s Gravity,” a stranded in space sci-fi thrill ride that might not represent a true return to form, but something that definitely reminds us of its creator’s cinematic salad days.”

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Dan HudakPunch Drunk Movies

The Martian is a terrific triumph of great storytelling, wonderful visuals, solid performances, and the sheer perseverance of human will. This is one of the best films of 2015, and arguably the best film director Ridley Scott (Gladiator) has ever made, which is saying a lot.”

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Reuben Pereira, Film Frontier

“Borrowing elements from Apollo 13, Gravity, Cast Away and perhaps even MacGyver, this pastiche of sci-fi and survival dramas, based on Andy Weir’s best-selling novel, works simultaneously as an ode to hard science and problem solving, and as a good old-fashioned crowd-pleaser.”

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Steve PersallTampa Bay Times

“Ridley Scott’s The Martian is a brainy blockbuster, melding genuine science and fiction into a rare popcorn epic that actually makes you feel smarter for watching.”

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Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

The Martian does look like it was shot on Mars, even though the film’s tone is suspiciously light and cheerful for Scott, who tends to thrive on a chillier, more dour habitat. But who can bemoan this great filmmaker a crowd-pleaser?”

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