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From legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Prometheus) comes a gripping tale of human strength and the will to survive. During a mission to Mars, American astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead and left behind. But Watney is still alive. Against all odds, he must find a way to contact Earth in the hope that scientists can devise a rescue plan to bring him home.

Customer Reviews

BRILLIANT

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jason997
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2018-10-14
KEEP WATHCING IT OVER AND OVER - STRANGE A SPECIAL FILM

Please Put The Extended Cut On

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JP QUINN 35
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2018-09-01
Please Put The Extended Cut On
Thank You🙂👍🏻

Brilliant

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Heymini
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2018-08-23
One of the best sci-fi movies in years. Dont expect anything too high brow but is has all the essentials. Some great moments and science based japes make for an entertaining film.

EPIC

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KRGHDGYIH
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2018-05-21
Must watch NOW

Matt at his best

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john@catpr
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2018-04-10
Original and fun, really enjoyed this movie

Inspirational

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A.Frost.95
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2018-03-30
Represented determination and human cooperation, I enjoyed it, highly recommended

IN MY TOP 10

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stomsh
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2018-03-22
I loved this film, and although you may not like sci-fi, this film is great. Mark Watney was played perfectly and also it is in some aspects unrealistic but if you are looking for a mars film it is always going to have to be set in the future. It is about 5th in my top 10 movies and is funny. The comedy is not a large part of the movie though but there are a few funny jokes thrown in at different points and I think all the actors were good and they were written how they would react in real life. I would defiently recommend this to a friend and i think the would all too. If you love any action, sci-fi, drama, comedy film this is defiently for you

supreb

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kedwilkins
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2018-02-08
this film is fantastic, like castaway on mars

So good

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pward2482
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2017-08-24
Such a great film from start to finish just get it and watch it such an enjoyable film

Can we have...

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Iiiist!
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2017-05-16
The extended version please?

Typical Hollywood Depiction

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GHD2016
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2017-03-18
I write this from a British perspective. If this film had been set 500 years from now, it might just have been believable. The fact that it is supposed to be the present day makes it as believable as me saying I will be the next US president. Astronauts travelling to and from mars in a spaceship sitting around eating and drinking and chatting as if they were on the earth? Some incredibly cheesy acting and typical 'pearl harbour' style Hollywood scripting. The whole film is a United States Chest beating activity. It's so far fetched on some occasions that you can barely watch it without laughing. You might find this watchable for its entertainment value but if you have any serious interest in space and astronomy, give it a miss, you will end up tearing your hair out.

Top draw in all departments

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Rr170105
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2017-02-02
I've seen certain people slate this film for its apparent racist and homophobic views..!!!! This film has non of the abode related to it..!!! Damon is amazing Scott has directed a masterpiece in every way..!! Script 5star performances throughout 5star well worth watching repeatedly

Out of this world!

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Drabmuloc
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2017-02-02
I have to admit the hype this film received when it was released 'was not over the top'! I was thoroughly entertained by this excellent movie. Lots of humour, great moments of thoughtfulness and a lot of edge of the seat tension. What more can you ask? Well worth the rent or purchase. Purchase it, why, because you will want to watch it again!

Great, Emontional and Epic

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U-Ozkan
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2017-01-17
this movie make me feel like the person that went through alot but i`ll recommend to anyone that never watched Sci-Fi and should watch this first before any other that why i am giving it five stars

A problem for millions like me

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Jagpanzer
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2017-01-14
Difficult for many like me to watch almost any Hollywood film these days due to actors like Damon calling my normal republican views extremist and of course it comes loaded with accusations of racist, homophobe, mysoginist ad infinitum. Damon is on my list of never to watch like many other professional show offs who spout their political opinions which imo are extremist. But he has the megaphone whilst I have a comments section. Film is ok, tainted heavily for me with Damon.

fantastic

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doormat_2
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2016-12-31
very good film. watched it 5 times with the wife and its still grippig

Great

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CraigD1986
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2016-12-30
Great movie

Awesome Awesome Very Gripping

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Z Man 00 00
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2016-12-26
I found the movie very entertaining, and now the main character figured out the problems that he would have to go against on Mars.

Mars

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walkindead
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2016-12-23
This movie is truly one of the greats from the Sci-fi genre, Matt Damon plays one of his finest roles as Mark Watney a biologist stuck on mars. You really get drawn into this movie and connect with the character Mark Watney as he fights to survive on mars, I've watched this movie time and time again and will for many more years to come which is why I've given this movie a 5 star rating and you won't be disappoint either if you purchased this movie. Or you might say "Are you f---king kidding me?"

Loved it

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iceskating
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2016-09-18
This film so well done from production to acting to believable story.
Matt doesn't know how to make a bad movie. He chose his producer well. Congrats everyone. A big fan of you all :)

Great film, great Audio Description

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KRDuck
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2016-08-28
Thanks for providing the film with Audio Description, it was excellent.

Loved it!

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TommyGun598
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2016-08-26
Haven't seen dicaprios 'the revenant' but if he won the Oscar over Matt Damon for the Martian I should definitely watch it

Brilliant

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Piratejimbob
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2016-08-25
I loved this film, just brilliant. Matt Damon is a fantastic actor. Funny thing is, I watched this first before Interstellar, together they are works of art. Definitely recommend in that order.

Disappointing purchase

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Nick20122009
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2016-08-17
Expected better given critic reviews. Felt the film overall belonged in the 90's. Cheesy script, predictable plot and humour which...well lacked humour. Plus points are the visual effects but overall a dis pointing purchase.

Outstanding!

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Jamestyros
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2016-08-17
Ridley Scott does it again. Spectacular effects. Great story. Excellent lead performance from Matt Damon.
A brilliant movie, well cast and a great soundtrack.

Undoubtedly the best

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mhall41116
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2016-08-12
This film is the best film I have ever watched ever in my life it's just so good
This is the funniest thing ever

A rare treat of a film

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CJames2012
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2016-08-01
This is NOT a standard action sci fi movie but a long slow thought provoking and suspenseful tale of survival under impossible odds, Matt Damon is not only good but excellent here and I can't praise this film enough! Recommended!

Could have been a classic

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OrsonX
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2016-07-31
The book The Martian is essentially a journal, making a movie of such a book is often very difficult, however, in this respect the movies succeeds, almost admirably. It does cut out a fair bit of the story, but not too much and the movies follows the narrative of the book quite closely. Having really enjoyed the book (apart from the ending – more on that later) I was keen to see the movie, mainly for the Mars vistas and for the spaceships. I was not disappointed, these two elements were simply stunning, and it is worth watching the movie for these elements alone. As mentioned, the story is conveyed well and the acting is on the whole good (with the exception of one atrociously bad character – more on that later), Mat Damon is as watchable as ever.
So, why isn’t this movie a classic? In some places it comes very close. The obvious comparison is Apollo 13, in terms of story and visuals. And it is against this yardstick that the movie fails. In fact there is really only one failure, but it is such a big one in a space movie that I just can’t let it go. In Apollo 13 (1995) the zero gravity environment (floating astronauts in the spaceship) is done perfectly. In The Martian, using CGI that’s had 21yrs to improve upon Apollo 13, it fails miserably and painfully. In some shots I could see (almost literally) the harness and the guiderails upon which the actors were clearly whizzing along, this was almost forgivable, but then after floating badly along a corridor the astronaut transitioned to the rotating section of the spaceship whereupon they were “sucked by gravity” (presumably this was the idea) into the corridor at 90 degrees to their original direction of motion. This was painful on the eye (as gravity due to rotation doesn’t work like that), but to make matters worse they showed the same transition twice, as if they were proud of this effect! This one scene (or one scene twice) ruined the movie for the same reason that George Clooney’s “falling away from the spaceship after letting go of the strap” did in Gravity. In a space movie these things are fundamental, when they are wrong we are taken from the moment and left wondering who the much vaunted “scientific advisors” are?
It is a shame to focus on the negatives, but here are two more. Firstly, the character of Rich Purnell played by Donald Glover. I don’t think this was Donald Glover’s fault, I expect he played him as directed. The character was an abomination! We have seen the same “nerdy clumsy forgetful insightful bumbling” scientist character over and over again in Hollywood movies…, and here he is, back again. This particular variant could have been lifted wholesale from Terminator 2, he was the guy in the computer lab, “Mr Dyson.., er, Mr Dyson..” (drops coffee, drops pencil, trips up..) “Mr Dyson..”. Did I mention that Rich Purnell drops his coffee? Then trips up getting more coffee (think Jeff Goldblum here if you like). He eventually makes it back to his computer where he has dinosaurs along the top of the screen “vegisaurus Lex, vegisaurus…” (sorry, different movie). Because all physics nerds are naturally also anthropologists.
Okay, nearly the end of the moaning (did I mention that the movie is actually pretty good! – more on that to finish). The second let down is the ending, which is sadly also in the book. Apart from a few Hollywood adjustments the ending of the movie is the same as the book, which is a shame, as it’s rubbish. Here I think Andy Weir deliberately wrote a “Hollywood ending” with the eventual movie firmly in his mind. He would have been better off just focusing on the rendezvous (without the bomb malarkey) as that would have been exciting enough. Instead it was clearly a case of how can we make something that’s already nerve bitingly exciting and enthralling even better? With fireworks! Yey! No!! This lets the book and the movie down. This is a Transformers finale in a 2001-esqu movie, painful and unnecessary.
To finish on a high, or on a song, there are good songs in the movie! I would recommend the movie, apart from the gripes (above) the movie is well made and the visuals are simply stunning. I look forward to the day when what is portrayed in the movie is made real, it all looks plausible! C’mon NASA!

Very good

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Fresh Air 4 All
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2016-07-29
A must watch - really good........

Martian

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Stooge C
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2016-07-21
Amazing film. Quality acting, superb backgrounds puts you right there. This movie is one of those you can watch over again even though you know the plot.

Not as good as I expected

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PremKavyo
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2016-06-24
Great footage; interesting story; but just lacked depth in my opinion.

Mr Scott's losing the plot!

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Nic Sol
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2016-06-07
Another flop for Ridley Scott as far as i'm concerned! I read the book prior to seeing this movie which was riveting and a real page turner, so i was quite excited to see the movie. The movie was tedious to say the least, Matt Daemon was really wooden compared to the character from the novel and just seemed bad tempered to me thoughout the whole film! Ridley Scotts past few movies have really been a big disappointment 'Prometheus' was as far removed from Alien as it could have possibly been and the effort called 'Exodus' was a complete rip off of 'The Ten commandments' just squeezed into a shorter movie and don't get me started on 'Robin Hood!' Do us all a favour Ridley either pull your sock's up, stop bathing in your own glory, and make a great film like you did with 'Alien' and 'Gladiator', or do us all a favour and go back to making commercials instead!

Heartwarming

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Clan of darkness
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2016-05-29
So amazing! Kept me on the edge of my sofa!!! Surprised I haven't found this earlier! 😋

Hold your pitchforks!

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Freddiex111
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2016-05-26
Before people come to take my head this is not a problem with the movie. I'm sure the movie is brilliant; sadly I can't be too sure on that tough because of the fact that the movie takes up more storage than my phone holds which is ridiculous. I just wiped my whole phone to try and download it to realise where it told you how much storage it took up and found out it isn't even possible to get. Rodiculous

LOVED IT

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Gster44
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2016-05-25
Great film if you have an intrest in space. Stay with with when he's growing spuds its worth it.

Not bad & worth a watch

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nickmac1985
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2016-05-20
Really not that and worth a watch. There were points where I drifted a bit but I watched till the end and enjoyed the film.

The Martian

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Neve94
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2016-05-19
I rented this film the other day and worth every penny. It was a very clever and inspiring film. A film about human endurance and fight to survive in a hostile environment. Matt Damon was great and I loved the chessy 80's music and of course David Bowie's Starman. The cast were great in their own right as well. A great mixture of ethnicity too. Well done Ridley Scott!

Good, not a great

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Miguel 9
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2016-05-16
Thoroughly entertaining film.
The one thought that consistently comes to my mind that underwhelms me a bit is how Damon was on the shortlist for Best Actor in this years Oscars just gone.
Not that he was not very good, he was, just not one for this years shortlist.
Does make me think how very real the prejudice is within the academy and kind of distracted me from the enjoyment of the film.
Imo, a bit overrated but still a very good film in the lower 80s maybe.

incredible

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5i1
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2016-05-15
was not sure at first but having watched it, just incredible, loved it.

Really really f...ing good

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fall_out_boy1
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2016-05-15
Really excellent movie and some great performances. You have to disregard the final rescue though, in the book they didn't go for it, but obviously Hollywood went for it. Matt Damons, Jeff Daniels, Jessica Chastain and a whole host of other amazing performances.

Great film!!

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ANDY OAKSHOTT
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2016-05-14
What a film. . . Yes it's not all gonna be realistic but it is a cool storey line. Well worth watching . . . . Twice!

Great film.

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Eng666Bob
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2016-05-02
This really is a funny film. And an exciting bit of sci-fi to boot. Damon is excellent and the supporting cast are first rate too. Some reviewers have been sniffy about the science, but then theyve praised Interstellar with its "lets fly through a black hole" nonsense.
Its a truly great film. I suspect in years to come people will wonder why this one didnt scoop the Oscars.

Good but corny

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Csbaca
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2016-04-26
Quite predictable really. NASA cheering at H Q. Can you find a way to get them home with x,y,z and a group doing it. To astronauts with kids - would you like to spend another 500 days in space to save him? Hell yeah with no thought. Unrealistic and cheesy, but if you haven't seen much of this genre you will probably like it.

absolutely fantastic

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danisdman10
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2016-04-21
a brilliant film from start to end. kept me on edge of my seat from the first minute. scenery beautiful and story line so clever. worth every penny! would highly recommend.

Great film, thoroughly entertaining

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tinsletown
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2016-04-16
I was initially sceptical about a movie that's purely about a rescue mission departing from Ridley Scott's usual Alien themed stories. This movie was surprisingly compelling, the script was well written mostly based on real science. This beats a lot of the brainless sci-fi produced by Hollywood these days, proves good story telling still counts.

Good film

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Aaron t 77
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2016-04-16
Very enjoyable

Loved it

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RM2968
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2016-04-13
Long move but worth watching.

Great original film (spoilers)

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Karlito71
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2016-04-09
Great original film.Damon carries it brilliantly a bit hollyowoody in the end but hey, who doesn't want to see the lovely Matt back on earth with his mates . Soundtrack shouldn't work with this film but weirdly it does, another Ridley Scott classic....

Worth a watch !

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ELouise233
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2016-04-07
Was quite scientific so can be confusing at times if your not good in that area! Its one of those films you want to keep watching to see what happens not one to watch again.