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½ December 2, 2012
It's not a bad story, but the plot is pretty hallow and the film drags on too long. The space scenes are pretty cool to see though, and look nice for an early 60's film. Not particular bad, but could of been better. Held my interest at least.
½ November 29, 2012
"Assignment Outer Space" has some good sets, and towards the end there is some genuine tension, but it also features bad acting and suffers from an incredibly low budget. The story is slow and despite the brisk running time (1hr, 19 mins) it becomes dull until the crisis of the film, a runaway space shuttle that threatens to wipe out all life on earth, comes to animate the plot. The film is a mix of pretty good predictions about space travel and some pretty funny non-science (plants converting hydrogen into oxygen?) so it's not universally "so bad it's good" nor is it genuinely good, so if you're not very discriminating, it's fun towards the end, with a couple of twists you won't see coming and some good tension as the characters get into some genuine peril otherwise it's nothing really special. (Dvd, November 28, 2012)
August 21, 2011
nostalgia. feels like it's saturday afternoon and i'm eating a cheesesteak and herr's bbq chips while watching creature double feature. archie savage, pioneer - better recognize. crazy plot. probably one of those mst3k episodes for the new generation.
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½ August 21, 2011
A reporter goes aboard a space station to write a routine piece, but when an out-of-control space station threatens the Earth he's forced to take an active role in its destruction. It's an Italian attempt at a serious space fiction story (no little green men), but it's undone by a slow, spotty script and effects that consist of toy spaceships in front of a black curtain with holes punched in it.
Super Reviewer
½ February 8, 2011
Seemed to take a long time to watcht his boring movie, even though it did have its good points. Really wooden acting and some really bad special effects just couldn't keep my attention. The one thing that got me was the main character floating from the shuttle to the space station and that got me thinking about how scary that really is.
August 20, 2010
Most of the things they did, they didn't need to do.
August 20, 2010
Pretty bad Italian sci-fi film, the special effects are poor, but in 1963 they wouldn't have been too bad. The acting however is bad in any year. The story is only fair.
January 24, 2010
Even though this just runs one hour and 13 minutes, it's the longest one hour and 13 minutes you'll ever encounter as everything seems slowwwwed down for some odd reason (oh yeah, because you're in space! Of coiurse!). Hooty dialogue and ridiculous special effects doesn't make up for the atrocious pacing though. Avoid at all costs.
½ January 14, 2010
The Imdb summary tells it all, "Astronauts try to stop a drifting space station from colliding with planet Earth while flirting with the sexy woman aboard in this pretty good Italian science-fiction." Entertaining, with a surprisingly good twist at the end.
½ April 24, 2009
About the only good thing in this movie is the attention paid to getting the appearance of weightlessness in outer space just right. However, this aspect and everything else in this movie was completely boring. Go figure?

04.22.09
50th Film of 2009
January 6, 2009
Fruktansvärt svårt att hålla sig vaken till. Filmen är snygg, men långsam bortom all överkomlighet.
½ December 17, 2008
i like Margheriti, no discussions. This movie has action and fun. Great 60s.
June 4, 2008
Those dudes is jumping around in space, just some guys hanging out, having fun, etc.
December 21, 2007
I hate to complain and love the old B&W sci-fi movies. We can always find something good, some way to explain the movie has something - and lovingly acknowledge they did it on a low budget.

This is an awful movie.
½ July 1, 2007
Assignement: Sucks on Toast!
November 9, 2006
JUST LIKED THE TITLE
March 10, 2006
*im sleeping here cnt u c im sleep turn dat shit off
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