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Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission Reviews

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Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International

Timid documentary tags along on a man's $30 million ride into space without probing deep enough to provoke awe, insight or emotional involvement.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 13, 2012
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

Oh, the things that money can buy.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 10, 2012
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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It is difficult, in fact, to discern who the intended audience is for Man on a Mission, save aspirant cosmonauts with a fortune to burn up in the atmosphere or perhaps the Garriott family.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 10, 2012
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A genius at making money with computer games, space tourist Garriott will recoup little from this cartoon of a space adventure.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 5/10

January 17, 2012
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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Experiencing this doc can feel like being pinned to your seat by an excited 12-year-old who's watched Apollo 13 too often.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

January 10, 2012
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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Completely lacking in imagination and purpose, this vanity project might suffice as a home movie, but it's hardly worth the expense and bother of seeing it in a theater.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 0.5/4

January 13, 2012
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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This documentary about a private citizen's journey into space plays like the most expensive home movie ever made.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

January 11, 2012
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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The film summons up the childlike wonder and optimism inherent in space exploration, while examining how it's opening up to self-funded travelers.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

January 12, 2012
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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It's a bit precious in its narcissistic point of view, but still a kick to watch the hopelessly devoted astronaut wannabe fulfill his wildest dream.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

January 19, 2012
Kam Williams

Revenge of the computer geek!

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

January 14, 2012
Ronnie Scheib
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A must-see for stargazers of all ages.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 12, 2012
John Hartl
Seattle Times
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Garriott's story is unique, a stranger-than-fiction tale that is unlikely to be topped. And the images from space - crisp, spectacular, haunting - make it worth the trip.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

February 16, 2012
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

A self-made gaming mogul with a flair for theatricality buys himself a $30 million ticket to space via a Russian Soyuz craft.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 20, 2012
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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"Man on a Mission," the most expensive home movie ever made, is one man's genial account of his trip into outer space.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 12, 2012

Austin Chronicle

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 3/5

January 21, 2012

AV Club
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Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

January 22, 2013
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
January 22, 2013

New York Times
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January 14, 2012
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