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      The History of Future Folk Reviews

      The History of Future Folk is a sweet and charming little story that seems destined to become a cult favorite.

      Full Review | Jun 5, 2020

      Though competently performed and brimming with enthusiasm, the sweet but slight fable-based film that results is heavily reliant upon its idea and less cognisant of its wavering cinematic execution, however it does provide moments of heartfelt comedy.

      Full Review | Dec 4, 2018

      It's a well-crafted science fiction tale that will leave you with a smile on your face and a song about farming space worms stuck in your head for weeks.

      Full Review | Original Score: 8/10 | Nov 29, 2018

      It's quite a low budget film but they make everything work somehow. It does help if you appreciate B movies or 1960's style Martian films.

      Full Review | Nov 29, 2018

      It's a fast, cheerful and most of all resolutely cute movie, that absolutely does not demand or expect brooding or deep thought.

      Full Review | Mar 28, 2018

      The result is an absolutely charming, fun, and captivating moviegoing experience-and a film that proudly wears its alien heart on its sleeve.

      Full Review | Mar 28, 2018

      What I found was something better: a gentle and smart film that mines great jokes from the alienation of being a genuine alien, and which tackles relationships and family issues just as easily as it crafts catchy songs.

      Full Review | Mar 28, 2018

      The result is a film that earns every inch of its charm. There's no way these real life band members' love of music, family and mankind could be faked.

      Full Review | Mar 28, 2018

      It's sweet and cuddly and modest, completley sincere and lacking the irony you'd expect from two guys playing bluegrass instruments while wearing buckets on their heads.

      Full Review | Mar 28, 2018

      While containing a much higher and polished production value than I admittedly expected, the real success lies in real life bandmates [Nils] d'Aulaire and [Jay] Klaitz's performances.

      Full Review | Original Score: B- | Mar 28, 2018

      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 | Aug 13, 2014

      Quirky indie sci-fi film has positive messages about music.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/5 | Aug 12, 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.

      Full Review | Apr 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.

      Full Review | Apr 14, 2014

      It's out-of-this-world funny.

      Full Review | Apr 14, 2014

      A delightful sci-fi adventure that simultaneously strips the genre down to its low-tech basics and infuses it with audacious new verve.

      Full Review | Apr 10, 2014

      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 | Dec 18, 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.

      Full Review | Aug 14, 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 | Jul 25, 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.

      Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4 | Jul 11, 2013

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