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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)

Genres: Romance, Comedy, Sci-fi, Adventure

Country: USA

Directed By: W.D. Richter

Written By: Earl Mac Rauch

Starring: Christopher Lloyd, Jeff Goldblum, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jonathan Banks, Clancy Brown, Peter Weller, Lewis Smith, Leonard Gaines, Carl Lumbly, Robert Ito

AKA: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension

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TCI | Tier | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Jan 15 Znep27
60T5
Jan 07 Vessla
72T6
Nov 16, 2017 elmakebabi elmakebabi
60T4
Nov 12, 2017 Jonrock411
10T10
Nov 12, 2017 thomas_d
87T5
Nov 03, 2017 Gnalkthere Gnalkthere
83T7
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
80T7
Oct 27, 2017 jps2
85T7
Oct 18, 2017 fernsebner
80T6
Oct 09, 2017 Mpython Mpython
7T6
Oct 08, 2017 BloodySloth
100T8
Oct 07, 2017 Sinemaestro Amadeus
4T1
Aug 31, 2017 izwt936g
27T3
Aug 27, 2017 skap skap
45T2
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 09, 2017 WarrenWho WarrenWho
50T2
Aug 19, 2017 edkrak edkrak
20T1
Aug 14, 2017 chmulcr0n chmul_cr0n
63T4
Jul 27, 2017 AzulA AzulA
70T3
Jul 10, 2017 haljordan2 haljordan2
1T6
Jun 30, 2017 laertes laertes
59T4
Jun 20, 2017 rw58
96T5
Jun 17, 2017 sirsasquatch
92T6
Jun 11, 2017 forzoltan
99T9
May 10, 2017 smursh
95T3
May 09, 2017 skeeter20
62T5
Apr 05, 2017 92filmgeek
57T4
Apr 01, 2017 da5id da5id
75T7
Mar 24, 2017 keiju
40T2
Mar 21, 2017 Countdown
100T10
Mar 17, 2017 Candiru
90T10
Mar 03, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
58T5
Feb 22, 2017 bizarreeye bizarre_eye
49T2
Feb 01, 2017 spencercampo
80T2
Jan 20, 2017 Uatu Uatu
3T7
Jan 14, 2017 cshadows2887
87T2
Jan 06, 2017 GrimsChild GrimsChild
40T4
Dec 12, 2016 bossvoss
8T6
Nov 16, 2016 scififan87
59T6
Nov 14, 2016 Ronin22
52T5
Nov 11, 2016 amerigo amerigo
70T3
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
70T1
Nov 01, 2016 jerrywarton
72T8
Oct 21, 2016 imdbtv
59T4
Oct 12, 2016 adilinki adilinki
74T7
Oct 11, 2016 7thpein 7thpein
74T7
Oct 04, 2016 kupfertj
85T9
Sep 26, 2016 scarletspeed scarletspeed
53T6
Sep 19, 2016 hiromiyamoto hiromiyamoto
98T10
Sep 12, 2016 Vansteph Vansteph
72T4
Sep 06, 2016 DrGoatman DrGoatman
78T9
Sep 05, 2016 xnfn
80T8
Aug 27, 2016 jastheef jastheef
48T3
Aug 27, 2016 berlinator
40T1
Jul 04, 2016 Col_Needham
70T6
Jul 04, 2016 MrWhiplash
90T7
May 31, 2016 SeymourAsses
52T1
May 30, 2016 djurgensen
80T5
May 16, 2016 lachapelle lachapelle
70T4
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
77T6
Overload of cheesy 80s aesthetic, but it's still a pretty fun ride.
May 05, 2016 shaydya
50T2
Mar 26, 2016 Chrysophylax
60T3
Mar 23, 2016 Ted_F Ted F
90T6
Mar 22, 2016 Coheed
80T8
Mar 19, 2016 porzano porzano
40T3
Mar 18, 2016 trajan_iv
60T1
Mar 15, 2016 nreimer
100T10
Mar 12, 2016 RadioFreeLee RadioFreeLee
78T6
Mar 10, 2016 ecalder ecalder
39T1
Mar 01, 2016 dsims3
60T3
Mar 01, 2016 interlude interlude
100T6
Feb 22, 2016 scottmcc scott.mcc
60T4
Feb 14, 2016 normalchaos
50T2
Feb 14, 2016 robot2xl robot2xl
74T9
Jan 14, 2016 groovymovie
60T5
Jan 02, 2016 MUBIvotes MUBIvotes
34T6
Jan 02, 2016 exitexitquit
10T2
Jan 01, 2016 mucow mucow
53T3
Dec 20, 2015 Hairybolux Hairybolux
75T5
Dec 16, 2015 Fenius Fenius
75T2
Why doesn't this work better than it does? Seems like it should, but it simply does not grab.
Dec 15, 2015 Alucard979
100T10
Dec 09, 2015 callen
90T7
Dec 07, 2015 Llanirev Llanirev
40T1
Nov 25, 2015 ModernMillie ModernMillie
90T10
Nov 24, 2015 jsk12
80T6
Nov 23, 2015 quietudedude
88T5
Nov 22, 2015 jamesbond
69T5
Nov 17, 2015 Anja
30T2
Oct 23, 2015 M-B-M
4T4
Oct 09, 2015 bubbacritic
20T1
Sep 27, 2015 SnoopyStyle
60T5
Sep 21, 2015 Olamina41
85T6
Sep 16, 2015 bashfoal
77T7
Sep 12, 2015 SheWas SheWas
69T8
Aug 26, 2015 xanderbisc xanderbisc
40T3
Aug 14, 2015 DukeAmerica
95T7
Jul 19, 2015 SleepTight
35T2
Jul 15, 2015 Momentumless Momentumless
85T2
Jul 10, 2015 ashleylm ashleylm
80T9
Jul 01, 2015 settroit
50T2
Jun 21, 2015 Inkerictus Inkerictus
90T10
May 28, 2015 lilalex666
6T5
May 21, 2015 MadMan MadMan
90T7
May 18, 2015 zetes
80T7
May 18, 2015 Aylmer
70T6
May 13, 2015 preppy-3
90T9
May 09, 2015 FlashCalahan
20T1
May 09, 2015 neil476
60T2
Apr 29, 2015 CowherPower
50T2
Apr 29, 2015 ferguson
70T6
Apr 25, 2015 jackinthebox jackinthebox
40T2
Apr 24, 2015 rklenseth rklenseth
70T6
Apr 24, 2015 aerrich
50T5
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
70T4
Apr 16, 2015 loosecanons loosecanons
7T7
Mar 21, 2015 rainer71 rainer71
95T10
Mar 11, 2015 elbichosucio
94T8
Feb 19, 2015 Piglet Piglet
65T5
Feb 18, 2015 DSchmitt
75T7
Feb 08, 2015 CaptMurphy
45T6
Feb 01, 2015 tk9630
78T4
Jan 16, 2015 Pharley Pharley
2T1
Jan 10, 2015 Koalafish Koalafish
50T2
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
50T3
the title is spectacular. the trailer is spectacular. the cast is spectacular. the movie is a waste of time.
Dec 25, 2014 zomgmouse
80T7
Dec 24, 2014 Carpetgiant Carpetgiant
78T3
I watched "Buckaroo Banzai" while on cold medication, so I'm afraid I didn't really grasp what was going on. [Edit: after rereading the label, it ends up I took the daytime, non-drowsy medication ...]
Dec 23, 2014 camillobruni camillobruni
30T1
Dec 19, 2014 10kfilms
33T3
Dec 15, 2014 Alexopath
50T2
Nov 24, 2014 dourface dourface
50T3
Nov 24, 2014 Kisbye
69T2
Nov 13, 2014 dylmil
10T10
Nov 06, 2014 DocBrowne
50T3
Oct 26, 2014 MoonSylver MoonSylver
10T9
Oct 24, 2014 movies6345
80T10
Oct 08, 2014 sinabsinthe
50T4
Oct 02, 2014 chemical404 chemical404
34T2
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
81T7
Oct 01, 2014 notfyrabanks
60T4
Sep 15, 2014 RavynLoony RavynLoony
51T5
Aug 31, 2014 Kvist
57T4
Aug 19, 2014 Selebrity
15T1
Aug 14, 2014 warrensm
82T7
Aug 13, 2014 estacado
60T3
Aug 12, 2014 Mithril
60T6
Aug 06, 2014 bobdigi
65T1
Jul 10, 2014 WmvWisdom
80T6
Jul 08, 2014 johnhuss
50T1
Jun 29, 2014 estragon
50T4
Jun 28, 2014 FarCryss Suture Self
3T3
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
60T5
May 28, 2014 monte
97T10
Apr 25, 2014 senorroboto
74T3
Apr 22, 2014 Darthemed
75T6
Apr 21, 2014 Merc Merc
70T5
Apr 15, 2014 Ostenski Ostenski
88T7
Apr 02, 2014 breetz breetz
87T2
Mar 02, 2014 dhilleub1
40T9
Feb 25, 2014 dhilleub
99T9
Feb 08, 2014 KTK
1T3
Feb 08, 2014 ChrisReynold ChrisReynold
46T1
Feb 06, 2014 sahume2029 ()
78T8
Feb 02, 2014 JayDee87
40T1
Jan 28, 2014 jjack229
49T2
Jan 27, 2014 jps_1
80T8
Jan 27, 2014 jps_base
80T8
Jan 27, 2014 closedmouth closedmouth
50T2
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
70T4
Dec 26, 2013 jps
4T8
Dec 07, 2013 Dicke_Taube
50T2
Dec 07, 2013 Ella May
80T9
Nov 16, 2013 Lanhia
97T10
Nov 15, 2013 khanger
79T5
Nov 13, 2013 mariolab
69T5
Nov 10, 2013 christof christof
88T9
Nov 07, 2013 AAAutin AAAutin
47T5
Nov 01, 2013 juanpsala
90T9
Oct 13, 2013 MRobitussin M.Robitussin
88T5
wacky movie with a fuckin great cast
Oct 04, 2013 DerGolgo
89T9
Oct 03, 2013 filmcave
57T2
Sep 29, 2013 dcatcher dcatcher
50T3
Aug 26, 2013 gavinbennett
8T1
Aug 25, 2013 theWizard_ii theWizard
2T2
Aug 17, 2013 jacobdr
80T7
Aug 16, 2013 monoglot
40T2
Aug 15, 2013 Potatoes9000
92T9
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
70T7
Aug 09, 2013 Barkinson
25T1
Jul 29, 2013 Unsaintly Unsaintly
64T7
Jul 08, 2013 donquixotic
59T5
Jul 03, 2013 karamazov karamazov.
28T4
Jun 29, 2013 Xzlu Xzlu
4T4
Jun 27, 2013 modexp
80T7
Jun 08, 2013 cagedwisdom cagedwisdom
25T2
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
70T5
May 30, 2013 TrixRabbi TrixRabbi
66T3
May 26, 2013 Kilgore
40T2
May 25, 2013 kurisu1974 kurisu1974
70T7
May 24, 2013 escarta escarta
50T3
May 17, 2013 denial
20T1
May 17, 2013 fatalfred
90T10
May 05, 2013 Zwiffle
75T3
Apr 29, 2013 lepidoptera lepidoptera
80T6
Apr 26, 2013 hsncrspywl hsncrspywl
58T3
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
50T2
Apr 04, 2013 ohno6345
80T10
Mar 28, 2013 graveyardtan graveyardtan
75T5
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
70T6
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
100T10
Mar 11, 2013 ave
45T4
Mar 05, 2013 ericambler
61T3
Mar 04, 2013 Buane
65T7
Mar 01, 2013 benwetmore
85T7
Feb 21, 2013 Ronin21
67T3
Feb 13, 2013 Batmite
60T5
Feb 10, 2013 Bullt Bullt
85T9
Jan 30, 2013 Paxton Paxton
74T8
This movie would work much worse as a community stage production. Much, much worse.
Jan 25, 2013 BradRapstars
80T8
Jan 20, 2013 ThePunisher ThePunisher
80T9
Dec 10, 2012 DePalma
29T2
Dec 06, 2012 ratedargh ratedargh
30T1
Ugh. Wink wink, look how ridiculous we are!
Dec 03, 2012 leokitty leokitty
78T5
Nov 28, 2012 Empsall
70T5
Nov 18, 2012 msweller msweller
82T8
Nov 18, 2012 Tony_Irwin Tony Irwin
23T3
Oct 30, 2012 Mandros Mandros
62T4
Oct 29, 2012 Fredericks Fredericks
80T5
Oct 15, 2012 Johnny Logic
88T10
Oct 05, 2012 pjdevitt
79T3
Sep 30, 2012 SirStuckey SirStuckey
65T5
There are no words to describe this movie.
Sep 21, 2012 octanoid77 octanoid77
73T1
Sep 13, 2012 Skerringer
78T9
Sep 10, 2012 AICHEG AICHE
59T1
Aug 28, 2012 husarms husarms
77T4
Aug 18, 2012 OneLouder One_Louder
80T8
Aug 14, 2012 TheDenizen TheDenizen
55T4
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
77T6
Aug 12, 2012 BNGPotential BNGPotential
60T2
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
100T10
Jul 20, 2012 e-ball
72T6
Jul 16, 2012 dgeiser13
1T6
Jul 08, 2012 andrewh_ii andrew.h
80
Jul 02, 2012 timmytom
50T4
Jul 01, 2012 asdfg
80T6
Jun 29, 2012 Pecota Pecota
50T3
Jun 27, 2012 nickodemos
77T6
Jun 20, 2012 joe smith
95T7
Jun 15, 2012 Merv_Taylor
92T9
Laugh while you can monkey boy
Jun 08, 2012 Mochard Mochard
50T2
May 31, 2012 debaser1985
47T1
May 22, 2012 Gregzilla Gregzilla
30T1
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