The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Reviews

January 5, 2018
This is a chaotic, notably unfunny science-fiction spoof.
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.
June 24, 2010
It's a whole lot of thought put into a movie in which not very much happens.
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.
July 15, 2005
September 16, 2003
An endearing piece of trash with a devoted group of fans.
March 14, 2003
Still can't believe this silly loser gained a cult reputation
August 21, 2002
March 5, 2002
Buckaroo Banzai seems stranded in an alternate dimension where films don't need to have a solid perspective to exist.
February 8, 2002
This is one of the few instances where I would have preferred to see a tremendously extended version because what's onscreen is promising but incomplete.
January 1, 2000
[It] aims for wackiness and weirdness and probably attains it, but to be honest, it is a rather soulless piece of entertainment.