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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

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


(as DeObia Oparei)

Rosamund Pike

Samantha Grimm

Razaaq Adoti


(as Raz Adoti)

Richard Brake

Corporal Dean Portman

Al Weaver

The Kid

Dexter Fletcher


Brian Steele

Hell Knight
Curtis Stahl

Ben Daniels


Dwayne Johnson


(as The Rock)

Yao Chin


Robert Russell

Dr. Carmack

Daniel York

Lt. Huengs

Ian Hughes

Sanford Crosby

Sara Houghton

Dr. Jenna Willits

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


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

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

Technical Specs


(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:
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.