Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie may be thin and uneven, but it's hilarious in enough of the right spots to do the show's big-screen transition justice.

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Dr. Clayton Forrester (Trace Beaulieu) figures he can rule the world if he deadens his subjects' brains by making them endure terrible movies. Exploiting his access to nearby satellite-dwellers Mike Nelson (Michael J. Nelson) and his robot pals, Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo (Kevin Murphy), Forrester makes them watch a cheesy 1950s spaceship film. But when Mike and friends make funny comments throughout the movie and others that follow it, Forrester's plan looks increasingly flimsy.

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Trace Beaulieu
Crow T. Robot , Dr. Clayton Forrester
John Brady
Benkitnorf
Billy Barber
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Joel Hodgson
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Jeff Stonehouse
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Critic Reviews for Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

All Critics (55) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (44) | Rotten (11)

  • For many, a little of this joking will go a long way; devoted fans, however, will wish for a double-bill. Count me closer to the latter group.

    September 2, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • There are still enough bad makeup jobs, pretentious lines, and coy sexual situations to give the chattering puppets plenty of fodder.

    September 2, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • If you're in the mood for some knuckleheaded comedy at the expense of -- in mad scientist Dr. Forrester's words -- "a stinky cinematic suppository called This Island Earth," then get thee to some place playing MST3K.

    September 2, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's a fun enough way to pass the time. And fans of the TV version of MST3K certainly won't be disappointed. But it would be just as much -- if not more -- fun watching it in your own living room with a bunch of rowdy pals.

    September 2, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • [MSTies] can rest assured that the movie is about as funny as a typical episode of the show that is, pretty darn funny in a sly and satirical sort of way. For others, the movie can serve as a good introduction to the whole MST3K phenomenon.

    September 2, 2014 | Full Review…
  • As the gags pile up remorselessly, and the viewer strains to keep up with the story line and the cutting subtext, a furious but benign apnea takes hold. You can't enjoy a good long laugh because you'll miss too much.

    September 2, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie

  • May 03, 2012
    Of course, I liked it, but it was pretty much the same as the show. There's no real reason to make it in movie-form.
    Sarah P Super Reviewer
  • Mar 19, 2012
    This is what I was talking about, comedy, silliness, intelligence, making fun of with a dash of innocence on the side! The jokes are clever and really hysterical, the story is like an bit like an extended episode, which is why it's so good, and it's just non stop fun and I really had a time of my life watching this! This is a definate must see! A+
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 30, 2010
    I like Joel better. He stepped behind the scenes by this time. He is back doing a Broadway show these days that I would enjoy seeing.
    Sean G Super Reviewer
  • Dec 15, 2008
    I love Mystery Science Theater, but the movie version does not compare well with the television series. This Island Earth just doesn't offer many opportunities for humor (except for the absurd insect mutants that are supposedly similar to the insects here on earth). I can't imagine even the most hardcore MST3K fans enjoying this very much.
    Lewis C Super Reviewer

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