• PG, 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Michael Polish
    In Theaters:
    Oct 15, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 10, 2007
  • Warner Independent Pictures


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The Astronaut Farmer Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce

Self-fondling Americana

Full Review Source: CinePassion

August 27, 2009
Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

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 Source: Fayetteville Free Weekly | Original Score: 2.0/5

February 2, 2009
Brandon Fibbs

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 Source: BrandonFibbs.com | Original Score: 5/10

February 28, 2008
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It's hard not to like this goofy little film...engaging and uplifting for young and old.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

June 26, 2007
IGN Movies

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 Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 4/5

June 25, 2007
Beth Accomando

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.

March 23, 2007
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

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.

Full Review

March 15, 2007
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly

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

March 14, 2007
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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

March 9, 2007
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

a quirky, feel-good flick that espouses the virtues of following your dreams, no matter how improbable.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

March 7, 2007
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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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 Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

March 3, 2007
Peter Sobczynski

A wise, weird and wonderful indie film that is chock-full of quirky characters, intriguing situations and sly social satire.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

March 3, 2007
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...scientifically implausible, even laughable, but emotionally it's irresistible...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

March 2, 2007
Karina Montgomery

Pretty photography and excellent casting cannot redeem this contrived (for reasons other than the actual idea, which is a good one) story.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 1, 2007
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

If 'feel good' is a film objective worthy of ridicule, then call this reviewer a space cadet.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B+

February 28, 2007
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

Has a scrappy charm that's hard to completely resist.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 28, 2007
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

[The film has] a plodding, pedestrian (at best) script, utterly uninvolving characters and easy potshots at the usual suspects.

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

February 28, 2007
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

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 Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 4/4

February 27, 2007
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

If you like Frank Capra-like movies, then this is for you.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

February 27, 2007
Mark R. Leeper

If somewhat overly familiar and contrived at times this is a likable Capra-esque story.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10

February 27, 2007
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