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It's a silly movie in many ways but I still enjoy it. Anyone calling it bad is probably right but I still give it a 7/10 because it is so much fun to watch. It's a great movie. I also watched it for the first time many years after it's original release (after putting it off for a long time after reading about the negative reviews) and instantly loved it. Not sure why some critics were so negative about it. Reading some negative reviews on this forum I get the feeling that it is mostly based on not wanting to invest in the premise of the movie. That sounds like more of an own choice and not as something that has anything to do with the quality of the movie. I gave it a 6/10. Not a good film but not bad either. A very typical example of the type of mediocrity that wins you the Oscar for best films these days. What I find so unbelievable about this movie is how a NASA administrator seems to have the power to control all sorts of government agencies in order to make people disappear and assassinated and to have a reporter arrested by the FBI. This while he pursues a scheme to make his government believe that they landed on Mars. If you have all this power then why would you bother? I love a good conspiracy-story but it seems a bit much. Of course it is. Just don't judge it if you haven't seen it. It is a great film but even in the day it's message was controversial. Maybe it got positive reviews but it also definitely (and deservedly) got very negative ones. And I can't determine if it won any awards. I do agree that people should watch it before they judge. I make a rule of it to not give an opinion on any piece of art before I have experienced it. And trying to bury a piece of art because of an opinion is always bad. Art is always innocent. That joke was actually made by Gillian herself btw: It's called "acting". I wouldn't call it bad but it tries to do a bit too much in too little time. Also it feels very dated: this movie wouldn't have looked out of place in the mid 60's. And you get the sense that it was a little underfunded: some of the sets feel a bit primitive for a war movie with this scope. Not a bad movie but not as good as it could have been. The UK blu-ray release is supposed to have all the original music. See View all replies >