The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Average Rating: 6.6/10
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Fresh: 26 | Rotten: 10
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Despite mixed reviews and a disastrous initial release that dumped the film into theaters for a week in the midst of the 1984 Summer Olympics, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eight Dimension went on to become one of the major cult films of the 1980s, developing a rabid following after its release on videotape. Drifting between satire and improbable sci-fi adventure, the film stars Peter Weller as Buckaroo Banzai, the son of an American mother and Japanese father who is a combination
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A state-of-the-art spaceship flying at the speed of light without narrative coordinates, Buckaroo Banzai is the very oddest good movie in many a full moon.
Richter's comic genre hybrid comes complete with its own mythology, and team of established superheroes, and is curiously appealing.
It violates every rule of storytelling and narrative structure in creating a self-contained world of its own.
The film gives you the mildly annoying sensation of being left out of a not very good private joke.
Buckaroo Banzai may well turn out to be a pilot film for other theatrical features, though this one would be hard to top for pure, nutty fun.
A one-film franchise that never was, too daft and marvelous to expand any further.
There are fun fripperies to be found on the fringe of "Buckaroo's" free-for-all. But like the bells and whistles of a garish pinball game, they are but momentarily enjoyable distractions on a machine that was destined to tilt from the get-go.
Off-the-wall and incoherent but colorful and eccentric, this satire, benefiting from a great cast, became a cult item.
It's a whole lot of thought put into a movie in which not very much happens.
Punch lines appear without set-ups and set-ups without punch lines. Characters come and go with such bewildering speed that it is virtually impossible to keep track of the story, which jumps around enough to induce motion sickness.
There's so much going on here and so much fun to be had, I've never really been sure what the plot was.
One of the crappiest films of all time. Yet somehow, inexplicably, it's also one of the coolest films of all time . . . like reading a really bad Japanese comic book on acid
Still can't believe this silly loser gained a cult reputation
The characters each look like they are from a first generation music video, speak like they are in a work of serious science-fiction, and sound like a stepchild to Huey Lewis and the News ...
The pinnacle of gonzo camp cult classics.
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