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JOHN CARTER (2012)
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
 
Release Date: March 9, 2012
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Andrew Stanton
Screenwriter: Andrew Stanton, Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon
Starring: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Samantha Morton
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13

****

47% Positive

The Consensus:

While John Carter looks terrific and delivers its share of pulpy thrills, it also suffers from uneven pacing and occasionally incomprehensible plotting and characterization..

Source:
Rotten Tomatoes

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Review Samplings:

LOVED IT!
Robert Levin, Film School Rejects

"Box Office Be Damned, ‘John Carter’ is a Cinematic Wonder... Visionary and philosophical, with the sort of complex allusions to death, immortality and the destruction of civilizations that you don't expect from a $250 million film."

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LIKED IT!
James Berardinelli, ReelViews

"Suffers from a convoluted plot and an anticlimactic resolution, but hits enough high notes along the way to be enjoyable."

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DISLIKED IT!
Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

"Gets off to such an incoherent start that it takes almost the entire, interminable two-hour-plus running time to catch up."

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When reading reviews remember:
"Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how its done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves."
--Brendan Behan (successful Irish dramatist)

"Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck."
--Eli Wallach (award winning screen actor)
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