The History Of Future Folk Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 4, 2013
In addition to being funny, the movie has a surprising sense of warmth and an abundance of charm.
May 30, 2013
It may not make much sense in a brief plot summary, but it makes perfect, daffy sense on the screen.
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.
May 28, 2013
Ridiculousness played with a straight face, The History of Future Folk is endearing even if it's never quite hilarious.
March 28, 2013
A sci-fi comic thriller folk music musical. Even its genre is a hoot.
March 20, 2013
If it sounds nutty, it is; but it is also an effortlessly lovable study in friendship, the power of the imagination and the joy of a musical awakening.
February 27, 2013
Though made with a light touch, the entertaining Future Folk potently explores both the power of music and connection with people, achieving a surprisingly sweet sincerity with its high concept.
February 22, 2013
Directors John Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker never seem to do much more than point and shoot, but in such a character-led film (made with obvious care and affection), that's a strength rather than a weakness.
November 28, 2012
Close encounters of the charming kind infuse The History of Future Folk.
November 28, 2012
This is a film that sincerely has love for its characters, and the songs are actually quite catchy.
November 28, 2012
The film's charm, as you might imagine, is derived from the innocent joy that music brings to our main characters.
November 28, 2012
A low-key sci-fi mashup that charms by focusing on character rather than grandiose special effects.
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