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RocketMan (Rocket Man)

RocketMan (Rocket Man) (1997)

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33

Average Rating: 5.3/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 4

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Average Rating: 3/5
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Movie Info

During training, a member of the first manned mission to Mars is injured, and NASA chooses a replacement, spaced-out spacecraft designer Fred Z. Randall (Canadian stand-up comic Harland Williams), to team with cocky crew captain William "Wild Bill" Overbeck (William Sadler), efficient mission specialist Julie Ford (Jessica Lundy), and trained chimp Ulysses (Raven). Mission controller Bud Nesbitt (Beau Bridges) backs Fred, but flight-director Paul Wick (Jeffrey DeMunn) has doubts. En route to

Apr 17, 2007

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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (13)

A so-so sophomoric space comedy.

December 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

I was stunned by how much I laughed at Harland Williams' juvenile antics in this silly little comedy.

October 9, 2005 | Comment (1)
Fantastica Daily

blows

March 11, 2005
Film Threat

A slickly produced, reasonably funny family film from the company that does it best.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

could prove to be a real side-splitter for little boys under the age of 12 or for their bigger brothers, provided they have a blood-alcohol level of .12. No doubt the screenwriters used their best crayons to scribble down this yarn...

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Audience Reviews for RocketMan (Rocket Man)

Rocketman is a horrible comedy with a bad cast. I've never liked Harland Williams, I find him to be quite one dimensional. This an awful film that has nothing whatsoever going for it. The comedy falls flat, and in the end there's nothing good about this. The film fails to deliver memorable gags and good jokes. The performances are horrible, and the film is total crap. I hated this one, this is a bad film that is a comedy worth forgetting. Harland Williams is a one of the worst comedians, and his only good film was Halfed Baked. If you give him the lead role, well you get garbage like this. The comedy sucks, and the actors seem bored, I can't blame theme. The film should never have been made. This is a painful comedy that doesn't deliver on anything. The humour is juvenile, poorly written and just misses the mark. Maybe this film could have worked. Unfortunately it doesn't. Rocketman is a horrible film, and is one of the worst comedies that I have seen. Rocketman is a film that is poorly conceived, poorly written and plainly boring from start to finish. This film proves that Harland Williams isn't a good comedic actor, and this is a bland film that is too silly too really get into and enjoy. Avoid this film and watch something else, you'll be better off. This film just sucks.
April 7, 2012
TheDudeLebowski65
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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The main actor annoys me here. He plays the childish buffoon without any likability. Instead he just angers with his constant twattishness. At some point this irritating behaviour was adopted for protagonists of family films. It makes slapstick easy, but enjoyment difficult. It was bearable as some moments were genuinely funny. Even if Williams' delivery was off, he was supported by enough real actors to add some substance around him.
October 23, 2009
kiriyamakazou

Super Reviewer

A guy farts in his suit, and says lots of annoying things.
December 2, 2007
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Curtis Lilly

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