My favorite Martian invasion.

My favorite Martian invasion.

My favorite Martian invasion.

Highlights from the week in criticism.
July 1 2005 4:43 PM

My Favorite Martian Invasion

Critics are over the moon about War of the Worlds.

In this week's audio-only Summary Judgment, Andy Bowers sums up how the critics feel about three new releases: Steven Spielberg's updating of the H.G. Wells sci-fi classic War of the Worldswith Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning;Chinese director Jia Zhangke's latest work The World, about a woman who mostly exists in a Beijing amusement park; and Rebound, a comedy starring Martin Lawrence in yet another story of a coach and his teenage players bonding.

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