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The Astronaut Farmer Reviews

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October 29, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 26, 2007
It's hard not to like this goofy little film...engaging and uplifting for young and old.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 25, 2007
While it is far too long, especially in the home stretch, The Astronaut Farmer is a heartwarming and fun story about the tenacity it takes to see a dream through.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 23, 2007
The filmmakers reveal a keen eye for oddities in the American landscape be it a pair of conjoined twins trying to look normal, a huge ark sitting in the middle of a Montana town or a rocket nestled in a barn.
March 15, 2007
It earns emotion because Farmer's arguments with the F.A.A. and his own wife appeal to basic hopes of liberty - belief that dreaming doesn't have to end with adulthood.
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March 9, 2007
As sweet as new-mown hay, "The Astronaut Farmer" is a gentle movie about pursuing dreams regardless of the cost.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
March 7, 2007
a quirky, feel-good flick that espouses the virtues of following your dreams, no matter how improbable.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2007
A wise, weird and wonderful indie film that is chock-full of quirky characters, intriguing situations and sly social satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 2, 2007
...scientifically implausible, even laughable, but emotionally it's irresistible...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 28, 2007
If 'feel good' is a film objective worthy of ridicule, then call this reviewer a space cadet.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 28, 2007
Has a scrappy charm that's hard to completely resist.
February 27, 2007
Perhaps the greatest compliment I can pay the movie is to say that it actively made me want to throw logic right out the window and surrender completely to the fantasy. Which is exactly what I did. This is a little masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 27, 2007
If you like Frank Capra-like movies, then this is for you.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 27, 2007
If somewhat overly familiar and contrived at times this is a likable Capra-esque story.
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
February 26, 2007
The Polish brothers, masters of the weird, have decided to make a family film. Everybody does that occasionally, and this time they succeed.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 25, 2007
Fortunately, this fable revolves around a role model worth emulating with an intact moral compass and an indomitable spirit of adventure. What a breath of fresh air after that Space Shuttle Commander arrested for attempted murder in an adult diaper.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 25, 2007
With The Astronaut Farmer writer-director Michael Polish and his co-writer brother Mark continue a foray into American mythmaking that began with Northfork.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 24, 2007
This may get some in the audience to dream of doing more creative things with their free time than just going to the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 24, 2007
This family-friendly fable lifts off with unabashedly sentimental inspiration. Talk about having The Right Stuff!
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
February 24, 2007
challenges the status quo with a gentle but insistent nudge, celebrating personal freedom over the restraints of a big government that answers to no one. It's quintessentially American and quintessentially enchanting
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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