"Smart, thrilling, and surprisingly funny, The Martian offers a faithful adaptation of the bestselling book that brings out the best in leading man Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott." - rottentomatoes.com
"'The Martian,' Ridley Scott's film about an astronaut surviving on a desolate planet, is at heart a shipwreck story, one that just happens to take the form of a science fiction adventure. But although the outline offers no surprises, the details and the tone feel new." - rogerebert.com
"It takes a genuine master craftsman to take something as complex and difficult as this and make it look easy, but it also takes an artist with a great ear to take something as dense with exposition as this is and make it practically sing." - metacritic.com
Summary: When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.
Year Released: 2015
Director: Ridley Scott
Box Office Earnings: 614.2 million USD
Awards Earned: Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic Movie, ADG Excellence in Production Design Awards - Contemporary Film