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Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie Reviews

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September 2, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2014
There are still enough bad makeup jobs, pretentious lines, and coy sexual situations to give the chattering puppets plenty of fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 2, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 2, 2014
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie is about a third as funny as it thinks it is. Still, that's pretty funny and about twice as funny as most American comedies these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2014
[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
The show provides a prodigious number of giggles, and it's so short (well under 90 minutes) that you'll have plenty of time to rent the original This Island Earth and test out wisecracks of your own.
September 2, 2014
The film is a vindication of bad taste, and of the principle that mocking well is the best revenge.
September 2, 2014
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
Fans (O.K., MSTies) will find new and larger sets and slightly better special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2014
The incorporated tale of large-craniumed alien scientists, bug-headed mutants and a heavily mascaraed heroine in a pointy-brassiered jumpsuit proves fine fodder for the MST3K writers and performers.
September 2, 2014
This may only be a moderately funny example of the movie-spoofing series, but this MST3K feature is still the funniest movie to appear in theaters this year.
September 2, 2014
Mike and the droids are adept at poking fun at the bad movies they're forced to watch by evil scientist Dr Forrester (also played by Beaulieu), though This Island Earth is cut above the vast majority of films featured on the original TV show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 16, 2013
You have to love Best Brains for doing their best to reward the fans.
September 21, 2013
This Island Earth is actually a GOOD movie ... For the first (and last) MST motion picture, the honor should have gone to a universally acknowledged turkey like Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster or Ed Wood's immortal Plan 9 from Outer Space.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 4, 2013
The good news for fans is that MST3K: The Movie, for all its flaws, at least works as an okay facsimile of the real thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 7, 2011
You still feel that every delirious allusion, every snidely on-the-mark observational quip, is tickling a different part of your cerebral cortex. Yet the movie lacks the manic highs of the show's best episodes.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 20, 2008
[The wisecracks], more often than not, don't go over. But those that do still add up to lotsa laughs, and the sheer weight of them eventually builds an atmosphere of mild lunacy that it's useless to resist.
May 20, 2008
The TV show might be funnier but this is pretty solid introduction to the MST3K phenomenon.
May 13, 2008
In the theater, whenever Mike, Crow or Tom Servo flub a punchline or resort to a fart joke, you almost want to lean forward and shush them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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