Mars Attacks!

Mars Attacks!

Tim Burton (1996)

12 Certificate


Our Score
Little green men from the angry red planet launch a flying-saucer attack on Earth in director Tim Burton's slow-starting space oddity, based on a bubble-gum card storyline from the 1960s. In both a tribute to and a spoof of 1950s B-movies, Burton stumbles as many times as he succeeds in playing with the back catalogue of lurid pulp sci-fi references. But once the computer-generated bug-eyed Martians arrive and strut their evil stuff, this daffy Independence Day lampoon comes alive. Among an amazing roster of stars, Pierce Brosnan is hilarious as a presidential adviser and Lisa Marie is weirdly creepy as a disguised alien temptress.


The inhabitants of Earth leap into action to repel an impending invasion by a seemingly invincible Martian army, which possesses superior weaponry, a thirst for destruction and a wicked sense of humour. Tim Burton's sci-fi comedy, starring Jack Nicholson, Glenn Close, Pierce Brosnan, Annette Bening, Natalie Portman, Danny DeVito and Tom Jones.

Cast & Crew

Art Land/President Dale Jack Nicholson
Marsha Dale Glenn Close
Donald Kessler Pierce Brosnan
Barbara Land Annette Bening
Taffy Dale Natalie Portman
Himself Tom Jones
Rude Gambler Danny DeVito
Nathalie Lake Sarah Jessica Parker
Jason Stone Michael J Fox
Louise Williams Pam Grier
Director Tim Burton
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Language and violence. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama Comedy