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The History Of Future Folk Reviews

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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.
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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
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
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.
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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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Heather Baysa
Village Voice
May 28, 2013
Even as an apocalyptic plot-pushing rescue mission unfolds, slapstick police chases keep the level of diverting quirk high, and the husband-wife/father-daughter dynamics remain central.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
November 28, 2012
Close encounters of the charming kind infuse The History of Future Folk.
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Veronika Ferdman
L.A. Weekly
November 28, 2012
This is a film that sincerely has love for its characters, and the songs are actually quite catchy.
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
November 28, 2012
A low-key sci-fi mashup that charms by focusing on character rather than grandiose special effects.