The Last Days on Mars

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The Last Days on Mars

Ruairi Robinson (2013)

94min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In this solid but derivative space horror, a group of scientists at the end of a research mission are preparing to leave the red planet when one of their number goes missing. A rescue party led by captain Elias Koteas and senior engineer Liev Schreiber heads out to search for their colleague, but they discover more than they bargained for. First-time director Ruairi Robinson brazenly wears his sci-fi influences on his sleeve, with Alien and The Thing both predominant touchstones, but he tends to telegraph the spooks and shocks too far in advance. The cast is dependable, even if most of the roles are familiar archetypes, although special mention goes to the ruggedly heroic Schreiber and Olivia Williams as a no-nonsense junior officer.

Summary

A party of astronauts on a mission to Mars discovers evidence that the red planet once sustained life, but soon after one of their number is killed. As further deaths occur, the explorers realise the organisms they have found may still be alive and could kill them all. Sci-fi horror, starring Liev Schreiber, Elias Koteas and Romola Garai.

Cast & Crew

Vincent Campbell Liev Schreiber
Rebecca Lane Romola Garai
Charles Brunel Elias Koteas
Kim Aldrich Olivia Williams
Robert Irwin Johnny Harris
Marko Petrovic Goran Kostic
Richard Harrington Tom Cullen
Lauren Dalby Yusra Warsama
Director Ruairi Robinson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 11 Apr 2014
Drama