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The History Of Future Folk Reviews

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Fred Topel
August 13, 2014
D'Aulaire's deadpan gravitas makes the low budget sci-fi undertones feel real enough to juxtapose with the ridiculous premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
August 12, 2014
Quirky indie sci-fi film has positive messages about music.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ruth Brown
Willamette Week
April 14, 2014
It plays out as a simple, sweet story of two alien lifeforms who discover that falling in love and playing the banjo is a better mission than intergalactic genocide. And that's a message I think we can all get behind.
Taylor Peters
NUVO Newsweekly
April 14, 2014
The History of Future Folk comes across like the product of a group of people having way too much fun taking a silly premise seriously, and it's infectious.
Annette Basile
FILMINK (Australia)
April 14, 2014
It's out-of-this-world funny.
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
April 10, 2014
A delightful sci-fi adventure that simultaneously strips the genre down to its low-tech basics and infuses it with audacious new verve.
Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine
April 8, 2014
The movie is affable enough, but its "charms" just couldn't reel me in.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 18, 2013
Whilst it requires a bigger than average leap of faith, you'll have to keep your disbelief suspended with iron chains and it sill won't be everybody's cup of tea, this film will reward those who give it the chance with rare delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brian Miller
Seattle Weekly
August 14, 2013
This is a shaggy, enjoyable, homebrewed sci-fi tale where the costumes and plot resemble one of those lo-fi "sweded" remakes in Be Kind Rewind.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
July 25, 2013
It is so charming and sweet ... and the songs are so winning that it is impossible not to fall for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
July 11, 2013
The nonsense proves good, goofy fun that works well because "History" at least acts as if it takes itself seriously, going easy on obvious ironies while dishing out catchy tunes.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
July 10, 2013
You may not fall in love with the film, but I'd be surprised if you came out of it not feeling happier. In fact, if that happens, please watch it again. You must have done something wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Curtis Woloschuk
Paste Magazine
July 7, 2013
There's much to admire about visitors from beyond who believe that the answer to our problems might arrive courtesy of just the right chord progression.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.2/10
Chris Sawin
June 21, 2013
The lack of emotional connection with any of the characters hurts the film the most. The History of Future Folk attempts to be this fun musical comedy, but falls flat thanks to its shortcomings.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Marc Mohan
June 13, 2013
This earnestly cute low-budget effort features endearing performances from the Future Folkers, some charming live performances, and a nice cameo by ex-Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
June 11, 2013
[It's] more interested in making you smile than making you think. And it mostly accomplishes that modest goal, thanks to the witty music and charmingly low-fi production values.
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Eric Kohn
June 6, 2013
You'd be hard-pressed to find a better example of unadulterated escapism in which the craftsmanship lies not in visual polish but the universal appeal of a catchy tune.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
June 6, 2013
The movie could have made its points - war is bad; music is the universal language - in half the time. But the harmonies are sweet, the acoustic picking impressive.
Brian Orndorf
June 5, 2013
There are limitations to this low-budget effort, but there's also tremendous conviction and cinematic skill, creating a far-off world with nothing but red plastic and enthusiasm.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 4, 2013
In addition to being funny, the movie has a surprising sense of warmth and an abundance of charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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