The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Reviews

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January 5, 2018
This is a chaotic, notably unfunny science-fiction spoof.
February 28, 2017
Just how much one will be able to jibe with Buckaroo Banzai will hinge on whether or not you're willing to buy into the movie's unabashed lunacy.
September 17, 2016
It's easy to see the appeal, what with its loopy characters, its loopy plot, and its loopy dialogue -- it's just a shame there's not more lurking underneath all that surface quirk.
August 11, 2014
A one-film franchise that never was, too daft and marvelous to expand any further.
July 31, 2014
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.
July 8, 2011
Off-the-wall and incoherent but colorful and eccentric, this satire, benefiting from a great cast, became a cult item.
June 24, 2010
It's a whole lot of thought put into a movie in which not very much happens.
August 20, 2008
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.
May 6, 2008
A genuine cult movie: imaginative and endearingly naff.
March 3, 2008
Buckaroo Banzai is like decades of escapist pulp filtered through the skeptic's shrug of the mid-'80s.
August 16, 2007
Richter's comic genre hybrid comes complete with its own mythology, and team of established superheroes, and is curiously appealing.
June 5, 2007
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.
June 5, 2007
It violates every rule of storytelling and narrative structure in creating a self-contained world of its own.
May 26, 2006
There's so much going on here and so much fun to be had, I've never really been sure what the plot was.
August 14, 2005
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June 24, 2005
Completely out-of-control and one of a kind
May 16, 2005
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August 27, 2004
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