Metacritic Movie Ratings
John Carter Reviews

3.0

51

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Director Andrew Stanton's Disney extravaganza is a rather charming pastiche.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Though the project, based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel "A Princess of Mars," is ambitious, it's also bloated, dreary and humorless.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    This new Disney film, marked by myriad lapses and marketing follies, bears the woefully familiar earmarks of a big studio production that was pulled and hauled every which way until it lost all shape and flavor.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Nothing in John Carter really works, since everything in the movie has been done so many times before, and so much better.

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