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The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension! ()

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Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension (imdb)

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Apr 18 fictionfitz
47 20%
Apr 13 dourface dourface
50 27%
Apr 03 xmoffx xmoffx
5 87%
Apr 01 gfunkmoney06 mrandersen10
60 14%
Mar 12 plantedtrees
75 33%
Mar 09 scottmcc scott.mcc
60 36%
Mar 03 jpn
30 7%
Mar 02 whwhite86 whwhite86
98 42%
Feb 28 jeffbnc
95 75%
Feb 18 Videogirl88 Videogirl88
67 28%
Feb 17 coldesser
80 73%
Jan 15 Znep27
60 35%
Jan 07 Vessla
72 51%
Nov 16, 2017 elmakebabi elmakebabi
60 36%
Nov 12, 2017 Jonrock411
10 97%
Nov 12, 2017 thomas_d
87 43%
Nov 03, 2017 Gnalkthere Gnalkthere
83 64%
A wondrous piece of pulp fiction that doesn't know what it's doing half the time except give Peter Weller a career and have more fun than it deserves to.
Oct 30, 2017 jpsala
80 69%
Oct 27, 2017 jps2
85 67%
Oct 18, 2017 fernsebner
80 59%
Oct 09, 2017 Mpython Mpython
7 56%
Oct 08, 2017 BloodySloth
100 84%
Oct 07, 2017 Sinemaestro Amadeus
4 1%
Sep 02, 2017 sl1m
50 24%
Aug 31, 2017 izwt936g
27 24%
Aug 27, 2017 skap skap
45 15%
It starts out as rather very promising, but gets more and more annoying. I must have a lower threshold of tolerance for incompetence than the people that gave it positive reviews. The thing is that the incompetence in this movie is never really hilarious. I wasn't watching it with condescension, I really made an effort to enjoy it, but I coudn't finish it.
Aug 19, 2017 edkrak edkrak
20 7%
Aug 14, 2017 chmulcr0n chmul_cr0n
63 34%
Aug 09, 2017 WarrenWho WarrenWho
50 13%
Jul 27, 2017 AzulA AzulA
70 22%
Jul 10, 2017 haljordan2 haljordan2
1 %
Jul 09, 2017 NathanBates NathanBates
60 35%
Jun 30, 2017 laertes laertes
59 42%
Jun 20, 2017 rw58
96 30%
Jun 17, 2017 sirsasquatch
92 53%
Jun 11, 2017 forzoltan
99 88%
May 10, 2017 smursh
95 13%
May 09, 2017 skeeter20
62 46%
Apr 05, 2017 92filmgeek
57 33%
Apr 01, 2017 da5id da5id
75 67%
Mar 24, 2017 keiju
40 7%
Mar 21, 2017 Countdown
100 93%
Mar 17, 2017 Candiru
90 96%
Mar 03, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
58 40%
Feb 22, 2017 bizarreeye bizarre_eye
49 17%
Feb 01, 2017 spencercampo
80 6%
Jan 20, 2017 Uatu Uatu
3 56%
Jan 14, 2017 cshadows2887
87 14%
Jan 06, 2017 GrimsChild GrimsChild
40 37%
Dec 12, 2016 bossvoss
8 29%
Nov 16, 2016 scififan87
59 56%
Nov 14, 2016 Ronin22
52 47%
Nov 11, 2016 amerigo amerigo
70 26%
Feels like they wanted to make this movie an absurdist adventure in the vein of Airplane! and Brazil all mixed together. Too bad the writer was high off bath salts at the time, so what you really get is the film equivelent of breaking into a paint factory and gnawing on heavy machinery while screaming Buckaroo Banzai at a confused security guard.
Nov 05, 2016 davids777
70 6%
Nov 01, 2016 jerrywarton
72 77%
Oct 21, 2016 imdbtv
59 33%
Oct 12, 2016 adilinki adilinki
74 67%
Oct 11, 2016 7thpein 7thpein
74 67%
Oct 04, 2016 kupfertj
85 85%
Sep 26, 2016 scarletspeed scarletspeed
53 49%
Sep 19, 2016 hiromiyamoto hiromiyamoto
98 91%
Sep 12, 2016 Vansteph Vansteph
72 34%
Sep 06, 2016 DrGoatman DrGoatman
78 80%
Sep 05, 2016 xnfn
80 67%
Aug 27, 2016 jastheef jastheef
48 23%
Aug 27, 2016 berlinator
40 8%
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70 29%
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
90 69%
May 31, 2016 SeymourAsses
52 4%
May 30, 2016 djurgensen
80 16%
May 16, 2016 lachapelle lachapelle
70 32%
As much as Robocop stands at one end of SciFi's view of the near future, Buckaroo stands at the other. This is not an easy movie to follow, with convoluted dialogue and amateurish editing, but the actors actually looked like they had fun making this film. John Lithgow and Chris Lloyd chew up the scenery every time they are on screen. This is a snapshot of 1984 and it doesn't hold up in 2016, but ultimately it is fun all the way to the end credits.
May 08, 2016 PeaceAnarchy PeaceAnarchy
77 51%
Overload of cheesy 80s aesthetic, but it's still a pretty fun ride.
May 05, 2016 shaydya
50 18%
Mar 26, 2016 Chrysophylax
60 27%
Mar 23, 2016 Ted_F Ted F
90 41%
Mar 22, 2016 Coheed
80 77%
Mar 19, 2016 porzano porzano
40 22%
Mar 18, 2016 trajan_iv
60 4%
Mar 15, 2016 nreimer
4 %
Mar 12, 2016 RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
78 54%
Mar 10, 2016 ecalder ecalder
39 6%
Mar 01, 2016 dsims3
60 24%
Mar 01, 2016 interlude interlude
100 46%
Feb 14, 2016 normalchaos
50 9%
Feb 14, 2016 robot2xl robot2xl
74 83%
Jan 14, 2016 groovymovie
60 42%
Jan 02, 2016 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
34 51%
Jan 02, 2016 exitexitquit
10 0%
Jan 01, 2016 mucow mucow
53 21%
Dec 20, 2015 Hairybolux Hairybolux
75 45%
Dec 16, 2015 Fenius Fenius
75 12%
Why doesn't this work better than it does? Seems like it should, but it simply does not grab.
Dec 15, 2015 Alucard979
100 95%
Dec 09, 2015 callen
90 53%
Dec 07, 2015 Llanirev Llanirev
40 0%
Nov 25, 2015 ModernMillie ModernMillie
90 93%
Nov 24, 2015 jsk12
80 39%
Nov 23, 2015 quietudedude
88 44%
Nov 22, 2015 jamesbond
69 48%
Nov 17, 2015 Anja
30 9%
Oct 23, 2015 M-B-M
4 33%
Oct 09, 2015 bubbacritic
20 4%
Sep 27, 2015 SnoopyStyle
60 43%
Sep 21, 2015 Olamina41
85 51%
Sep 16, 2015 bashfoal
77 64%
Sep 12, 2015 SheWas SheWas
69 76%
Aug 26, 2015 xanderbisc xanderbisc
40 24%
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95 65%
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35 16%
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85 7%
Jul 10, 2015 ashleylm ashleylm
80 87%
Jul 01, 2015 settroit
50 8%
Jun 21, 2015 Inkerictus Inkerictus
90 95%
May 28, 2015 lilalex666
6 36%
May 21, 2015 MadMan MadMan
90 66%
May 18, 2015 zetes
80 53%
May 18, 2015 Aylmer
70 54%
May 13, 2015 preppy-3
90 86%
May 09, 2015 FlashCalahan
20 3%
May 09, 2015 neil476
60 16%
Apr 29, 2015 CowherPower
50 11%
Apr 29, 2015 ferguson
70 60%
Apr 25, 2015 jackinthebox jackinthebox
40 13%
Apr 24, 2015 rklenseth rklenseth
70 57%
Apr 24, 2015 aerrich
50 35%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
70 37%
Apr 16, 2015 loosecanons loosecanons
7 60%
Mar 21, 2015 rainer71 rainer71
95 98%
Mar 11, 2015 elbichosucio
94 71%
Feb 19, 2015 Piglet Piglet
65 41%
Feb 18, 2015 DSchmitt
75 61%
Feb 08, 2015 CaptMurphy
45 52%
Feb 01, 2015 tk9630
78 30%
Jan 16, 2015 Pharley Pharley
2 2%
Jan 10, 2015 Koalafish Koalafish
50 11%
Quite disapointing, because all the ingredients for awesomeness are there. A great cast and a weird script are a good start, but those alone don't guarantee a funny film. Just watch the trailer instead!
Jan 08, 2015 guy_piranha guy piranha
50 22%
the title is spectacular. the trailer is spectacular. the cast is spectacular. the movie is a waste of time.
Dec 25, 2014 zomgmouse
80 69%
Dec 23, 2014 camillobruni camillobruni
30 1%
Dec 19, 2014 10kfilms
33 27%
Dec 15, 2014 Alexopath
50 9%
Nov 24, 2014 Kisbye
69 15%
Nov 13, 2014 dylmil
10 89%
Nov 06, 2014 DocBrowne
50 20%
Oct 26, 2014 MoonSylver MoonSylver
10 81%
Oct 24, 2014 movies6345
80 85%
Oct 08, 2014 sinabsinthe
50 35%
Oct 02, 2014 chemical404 chemical404
34 16%
It looked good on the paper, but ended up being a disappointment. For a movie where the main character is surgeon/adventurer/rock musician this film is surprisingly dull. It was hard to stay focused. Very childish. Cult film my ass.
Oct 01, 2014 viewmaster viewmaster
81 64%
Oct 01, 2014 notfyrabanks
60 31%
Sep 15, 2014 RavynLoony RavynLoony
51 39%
Aug 31, 2014 Kvist
57 32%
Aug 19, 2014 Selebrity
15 5%
Aug 14, 2014 warrensm
82 63%
Aug 13, 2014 estacado
60 10%
Aug 12, 2014 Mithril
60 47%
Aug 06, 2014 bobdigi
65 2%
Jul 10, 2014 WmvWisdom
80 56%
Jul 08, 2014 johnhuss
50 5%
Jun 29, 2014 estragon
50 37%
Jun 28, 2014 FarCryss Suture Self
3 25%
Don't let the premise of this film fool you. The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The Eighth Dimension! is an unenthusiastic, poorly edited, convoluted piece of shit, featuring horrible overacting from John Lithgow and a sociopathic, Keanu-Reeves-like performance from Peter Weller. It's also ugly as sin, with a junkyard kind of look and feel that made me nauseous. I continued to have anxiety about this long after the credits rolled. Blehehguhg. Even Johnny Mnemonic is better than this.
Jun 18, 2014 JudgeX
60 49%
May 28, 2014 monte
97 92%
Apr 25, 2014 senorroboto
74 20%
Apr 22, 2014 Darthemed
75 49%
Apr 21, 2014 Merc Merc
70 43%
Apr 15, 2014 Ostenski Ostenski
88 62%
Apr 02, 2014 breetz breetz
77 74%
Mar 02, 2014 dhilleub1
40 77%
Feb 25, 2014 dhilleub
99 75%
Feb 08, 2014 KTK
1 %
Feb 08, 2014 ChrisReynold ChrisReynold
46 6%
Feb 06, 2014 sahume2029 ()
78 75%
Feb 02, 2014 JayDee87
40 3%
Jan 28, 2014 jjack229
49 14%
Jan 27, 2014 jps_1
80 75%
Jan 27, 2014 jps_base
80 67%
Jan 27, 2014 closedmouth closedmouth
50 8%
I like this movie in theory because it's very weird, especially for a studio picture, but it's just not funny. Maybe it's a problem of expectations but I've seen this talked about as a quotable comedy classic and I didn't laugh once. Not once. It's just a straight sci-fi B-movie, and a lot of the actors seem a bit embarrassed about being in it. There were no jokes, just "Haha, look at the funny aliens."
Jan 05, 2014 jbissell jbissell
70 33%
Dec 26, 2013 jps
4 62%
Dec 07, 2013 Dicke_Taube
50 19%
Dec 07, 2013 Ella May
80 85%
Nov 16, 2013 Lanhia
97 97%
Nov 15, 2013 khanger
79 39%
Nov 13, 2013 mariolab
69 48%
Nov 10, 2013 christof christof
88 90%
Nov 07, 2013 AAAutin AAAutin
47 43%
Nov 01, 2013 juanpsala
90 76%
Oct 13, 2013 MRobitussin M.Robitussin
88 45%
wacky movie with a fuckin great cast
Oct 04, 2013 DerGolgo
89 87%
Oct 03, 2013 filmcave
57 11%
Sep 29, 2013 dcatcher dcatcher
50 27%
Aug 26, 2013 gavinbennett
8 5%
Aug 25, 2013 theWizard_ii theWizard
2 13%
Aug 17, 2013 jacobdr
80 59%
Aug 16, 2013 monoglot
40 15%
Aug 15, 2013 Potatoes9000
92 86%
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
70 68%
Aug 09, 2013 Barkinson
25 7%
Jul 29, 2013 Unsaintly Unsaintly
64 65%
Jul 08, 2013 donquixotic
59 43%
Jul 03, 2013 karamazov karamazov.
28 31%
Jun 29, 2013 Xzlu Xzlu
4 31%
Jun 27, 2013 modexp
80 54%
Jun 08, 2013 cagedwisdom cagedwisdom
25 17%
I really wanted to like this, but it's just too damn messy. It has its moments and good ideas but the end product is just completely incoherent.
Jun 05, 2013 Vedd Vedd
70 40%
May 30, 2013 TrixRabbi TrixRabbi
66 22%
May 26, 2013 Kilgore
40 11%
May 25, 2013 kurisu1974 kurisu1974
70 55%
May 24, 2013 escarta escarta
50 21%
May 17, 2013 denial
20 3%
May 17, 2013 fatalfred
90 90%
May 05, 2013 Zwiffle
75 18%
Apr 29, 2013 lepidoptera lepidoptera
80 42%
Apr 26, 2013 hsncrspywl hsncrspywl
58 25%
This starts off great but then slows to a halt for about half the running time. The plot becomes incomprehensible on a first viewing, and it feels like a sequel to an unproduced movie. Pays homage to science fiction B-movies with a lot of enthusiasm, and there are some good gags, but overall it drags and wastes an absolutely stunning cast. Works a lot better on paper than it does in practice.
Apr 04, 2013 Marx !Marx
50 10%
Apr 04, 2013 ohno6345
80 93%
Mar 28, 2013 graveyardtan graveyardtan
75 44%
The premise and the line-up are solid, but the film never manages to engage, probably due to sloppy post-production, though I seem to be in the minority on this one.
Mar 20, 2013 Gauntlet Gauntlet
70 52%
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
100 98%
Mar 11, 2013 ave
45 24%
Mar 05, 2013 ericambler
61 26%
Mar 04, 2013 Buane
65 65%
Mar 01, 2013 benwetmore
85 56%
Feb 21, 2013 Ronin21
67 25%
Feb 13, 2013 Batmite
60 36%
Feb 10, 2013 Bullt Bullt
85 82%
Jan 30, 2013 Paxton Paxton
74 70%
This movie would work much worse as a community stage production. Much, much worse.
Jan 25, 2013 BradRapstars
80 73%
Jan 20, 2013 ThePunisher ThePunisher
80 83%
Dec 10, 2012 DePalma
29 13%
Dec 06, 2012 ratedargh ratedargh
30 8%
Ugh. Wink wink, look how ridiculous we are!
Dec 03, 2012 leokitty leokitty
78 46%
Nov 28, 2012 Empsall
70 47%
Nov 18, 2012 msweller msweller
82 75%
Nov 18, 2012 Tony_Irwin Tony Irwin
23 21%
Oct 30, 2012 Mandros Mandros
62 29%
Oct 29, 2012 Fredericks Fredericks
80 47%
Oct 15, 2012 Johnny Logic
88 90%
Oct 05, 2012 pjdevitt
79 23%
Sep 30, 2012 SirStuckey SirStuckey
65 39%
There are no words to describe this movie.
Sep 21, 2012 octanoid77 octanoid77
73 2%
Sep 13, 2012 Skerringer
78 82%
Sep 10, 2012 AICHEG AICHE
59 9%
Aug 28, 2012 husarms husarms
77 31%
Aug 18, 2012 OneLouder One_Louder
80 65%
Aug 14, 2012 TheDenizen TheDenizen
55 33%
International rock star and experimental physicist Buckaroo Banzai has to save the world from alien invaders from the 8th dimension. A great concept with an awesome cast that manages to fall well short of expectations. It's kinda fun seeing the profusion of bad 80's fashions (skinny ties and neon colors everywhere), but other than being weird, it offers very little in terms of real humor or action. Like ShogunRua said, this should have been great, but it's just decent.
Aug 14, 2012 ripvf ripvf
77 51%
Aug 12, 2012 BNGPotential BNGPotential
60 15%
Didn't dislike this so much, it's fine and I could stand to rewatch/reevaluate. Not sure if being born in 82 has anything to do with that.
Jul 31, 2012 MalkHead
100 95%
Jul 20, 2012 e-ball
72 57%
Jul 16, 2012 dgeiser13
1 %
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