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The American Astronaut Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
A black-and-white, cardboard set, 1930's Buck Rogers-style musical romp.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Christopher Null
January 24, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 3, 2004
It can be perceived as a pleasant antidote to the Hollywood mainstream comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
This musical epic is unlike anything I (or anyone I know) have ever laid eyes on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
June 24, 2002
A sui generis, love-it-or-hate-it exercise in homegrown American surrealism.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 20, 2002
Something somewhere between Six-String Samurai and Dead Man (but a science-fiction musical).
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
March 7, 2002
Every once in a blue moon some inexplicable force of cinema pushes all sanity and sense of aesthetics aside and leaves me defenselessly embracing a movie that has no apparent redeeming factor other than its cheesy eccentricity.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
Kim Morgan
January 18, 2002
Accepting its darkness, warmth and gentle ridiculousness, you'll find yourself heartened, though you won't be exactly sure why.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 4, 2002
A movie so goofy and affable about its willful, second-rate cheesiness that anger becomes a waste of time. You either go along with it or you don't go at all.
Michael Dequina
January 3, 2002
McAbee deserves much credit for not letting the obvious financial limitations constrain his imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
November 29, 2001
Movies don't get much more homemade or endearingly eccentric.
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Jim Sullivan
Boston Globe
November 25, 2001
It's equal parts creepy, campy, funny, and tedious.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 5, 2001
A hugely imaginative, genuinely weird cult item for only the most cynical and bizarre moviegoers.
Pam Grady
November 2, 2001
McAbee has fashioned a film rich in ocular humor.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
November 2, 2001
An unforgettable, irresistible stylistic hybrid that's part space opera, part western, part noir thriller and all hyperintelligent comedy.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
November 1, 2001
Just let the expressionistic, oddly charming images wash over you and enjoy the rush of a zero-budget indie that somehow fuses Buck Rogers and the theater of the absurd.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
October 12, 2001
Obviously not for all tastes -- but it's quite unlike anything else out there at the moment.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
October 9, 2001
A lovely little wedge of garage-band silliness.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
September 14, 2001
Wittily juvenile with clever, catchy songs to match.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 9, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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