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The History Of Future Folk Reviews

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August 13, 2014
D'Aulaire's deadpan gravitas makes the low budget sci-fi undertones feel real enough to juxtapose with the ridiculous premise.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
August 12, 2014
Quirky indie sci-fi film has positive messages about music.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
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.
April 14, 2014
It's out-of-this-world funny.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
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.
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-
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.
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
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
May 30, 2013
It may not make much sense in a brief plot summary, but it makes perfect, daffy sense on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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