Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission Reviews

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AV Club
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: B
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
February 16, 2012
Garriott's story is unique, a stranger-than-fiction tale that is unlikely to be topped. And the images from space - crisp, spectacular, haunting - make it worth the trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
January 19, 2012
It's a bit precious in its narcissistic point of view, but still a kick to watch the hopelessly devoted astronaut wannabe fulfill his wildest dream.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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New York Times
January 14, 2012
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
January 13, 2012
Completely lacking in imagination and purpose, this vanity project might suffice as a home movie, but it's hardly worth the expense and bother of seeing it in a theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
January 12, 2012
"Man on a Mission," the most expensive home movie ever made, is one man's genial account of his trip into outer space.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
January 12, 2012
A must-see for stargazers of all ages.
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
January 12, 2012
The film summons up the childlike wonder and optimism inherent in space exploration, while examining how it's opening up to self-funded travelers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 11, 2012
This documentary about a private citizen's journey into space plays like the most expensive home movie ever made.
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
January 10, 2012
It is difficult, in fact, to discern who the intended audience is for Man on a Mission, save aspirant cosmonauts with a fortune to burn up in the atmosphere or perhaps the Garriott family.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
January 10, 2012
Experiencing this doc can feel like being pinned to your seat by an excited 12-year-old who's watched Apollo 13 too often.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5