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The Astronaut Farmer Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 27, 2009
Self-fondling Americana
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly
February 2, 2009
The Astronaut Farmer is one of those movies that you don't believe for a moment while you're watching it, but you leave with a warm glow. But by the time you've driven home, you realize you've been conned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
We should be routing for Farmer and delighted that his dreams are finally becoming a reality, but, instead, the implausibility of the whole thing, the sheer Disneyification of its premise, the Capra-corn nature of its "follow your dreams and never, ever q
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 26, 2007
It's hard not to like this goofy little film...engaging and uplifting for young and old.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Stax
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
While it is far too long, especially in the home stretch, The Astronaut Farmer is a heartwarming and fun story about the tenacity it takes to see a dream through.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
March 23, 2007
The filmmakers reveal a keen eye for oddities in the American landscape be it a pair of conjoined twins trying to look normal, a huge ark sitting in the middle of a Montana town or a rocket nestled in a barn.
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
It earns emotion because Farmer's arguments with the F.A.A. and his own wife appeal to basic hopes of liberty - belief that dreaming doesn't have to end with adulthood.
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Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 14, 2007
Movies, even if they are ridiculous, are supposed to give us a desire to believe it could happen. This movie never comes close.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
March 9, 2007
As sweet as new-mown hay, "The Astronaut Farmer" is a gentle movie about pursuing dreams regardless of the cost.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
March 7, 2007
a quirky, feel-good flick that espouses the virtues of following your dreams, no matter how improbable.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
March 3, 2007
Fueled by a decidedly American formula of can-do crazy, The Astronaut Farmer feels, for all its libertarianism, a little lost in space.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
March 3, 2007
A wise, weird and wonderful indie film that is chock-full of quirky characters, intriguing situations and sly social satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 2, 2007
...scientifically implausible, even laughable, but emotionally it's irresistible...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Karina Montgomery
rec.arts.movies.reviews
March 1, 2007
Pretty photography and excellent casting cannot redeem this contrived (for reasons other than the actual idea, which is a good one) story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
February 28, 2007
If 'feel good' is a film objective worthy of ridicule, then call this reviewer a space cadet.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
February 28, 2007
Has a scrappy charm that's hard to completely resist.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
February 28, 2007
[The film has] a plodding, pedestrian (at best) script, utterly uninvolving characters and easy potshots at the usual suspects.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 27, 2007
Perhaps the greatest compliment I can pay the movie is to say that it actively made me want to throw logic right out the window and surrender completely to the fantasy. Which is exactly what I did. This is a little masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 27, 2007
If you like Frank Capra-like movies, then this is for you.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
February 27, 2007
If somewhat overly familiar and contrived at times this is a likable Capra-esque story.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
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