October 21st, 2005



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Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.

Release Year: 2005

Rating: 5.1/10 (51,398 voted)

Critic's Score: 34/100

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Stars: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dwayne Johnson

Something has gone wrong at a remote scientific research station on Mars. All research has ceased. Communication has failed. And the messages that do get through are less than comforting. It's a level 5 quarantine and the only souls allowed in or out are the Rapid Response Tactical Squad - hardened Marines armed to the teeth with enough firepower to neutralize the enemy...or so they think.

Writers: Dave Callaham, Wesley Strick

Karl Urban - John Grimm
Deobia Oparei - Destroyer (as DeObia Oparei)
Rosamund Pike - Samantha Grimm
Razaaq Adoti - Duke (as Raz Adoti)
Richard Brake - Corporal Dean Portman
Al Weaver - The Kid
Dexter Fletcher - Pinky
Brian Steele - Hell Knight / Curtis Stahl
Ben Daniels - Goat
Dwayne Johnson - Sarge (as The Rock)
Yao Chin - Mac
Robert Russell - Dr. Carmack
Daniel York - Lt. Huengs
Ian Hughes - Sanford Crosby
Sara Houghton - Dr. Jenna Willits

Taglines: Hell Breaks Loose


Official Website: UIP [France] | Universal [United States] |

Release Date: 21 October 2005

Filming Locations: Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czech Republic

Box Office Details

Budget: $60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $15,488,870 (USA) (23 October 2005) (3043 Screens)

Gross: $28,031,250 (USA) (27 November 2005)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (unrated version)

Did You Know?

Some scenes were cut because of the intense and graphic violence.

Revealing mistakes: In the scene in which The Kid asks Portman for the "Game Face" Pills: when Portman drops the pills into Kid's hand, all but the 2 that drop out are glued securely inside the bottle.

[first lines]
Samantha Grimm: [narrating] In the year 2026 archaeologists working in the Nevada desert discovered a portal to an ancient city on Mars. They call this portal the Ark. Twenty years later, we're still struggling to understand why it was built and what happened to the civilization that built it.

User Review

Very Good For What It Is

Rating: 10/10

Despite what many others may say, this movie is VERY good for what it is: a mindless action movie.

I enjoyed the game itself very much and it really scared the **** out of me. I was expecting a horror movie, but i soon realized that it is an action movie. Well, what can you expect from an action movie other than lots of shooting and SOME suspense? If you think the movie is shallow, it is, but its supposed to be. Anyone who complains about the movie being a mindless shooting movie should realize that this is not the movie for them, so they should go watch one of their "emotional" movies if they want. However, if you need a break and just want your testosterone pumping so you can take a break from life and just be a manly man. If you don't like The Rock, then go watch a romance or comedy, this movie isn't for you. However, if you like the video game and like mindless action, this is the movie for you. Remember, not every movie has to have some deep meaning or evoke emotion, some movies are just for fun. This is one of them.


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