The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
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
June 24, 2005
Completely out-of-control and one of a kind
May 16, 2005
May 12, 2005
August 27, 2004
August 19, 2004
An offbeat movie with a gee-whiz approach to popular culture.
March 12, 2004
May 20, 2003
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.
March 20, 2003
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
March 10, 2003
Wonderfully fun, albeit markedly chaotic and incoherent.
March 5, 2003
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