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The American Astronaut ()

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Follows the adventures of an interplanetary trader (McAbee) through his Homeric intergalactic journey to provide the all-female population of Venus with a suitable singular male, all the while being pursued by the cold-blooded and childish killer, Professor Hess (Sisto), an enigmatic figure from his past. (Commodore Films)

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TCI | Tier | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Jan 06 geertjan
80T8
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
50T3
Nov 06, 2017 guibebezinho
65T5
Mar 27, 2017 Slvbarek Actionberg
80T8
Mar 22, 2017 am4
82T8
Mar 14, 2017 kubrickvari kubrickvari
38T1
Feb 28, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
70T8
Jan 18, 2017 tjobidoo
8T9
Jan 02, 2017 spain
92T6
Nov 10, 2016 doe
55T4
Nov 21, 2016 Ronin22
62T7
Nov 18, 2016 scififan87
72T8
Jul 29, 2016 EricDSnider2 EricDSnider2
0T1
Jun 04, 2016 Batty Batty
70T5
May 09, 2016 adityachundi
80T7
Apr 02, 2016 donquixotic
1T1
Mar 16, 2016 arno74mm
40T2
Dec 22, 2015 Fenius Fenius
80T4
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73T6
Nov 19, 2015 Peeperkorn41
70T5
Nov 14, 2015 Swoony Swoony
96T10
Oct 04, 2015 ecalder ecalder
56T4
Sep 09, 2015 littleberk
9T9
Jul 14, 2015 Csomi
30T1
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
50T1
Apr 16, 2015 loosecanons loosecanons
2T2
Apr 12, 2015 AliasPseudo
50T4
Apr 03, 2015 pvelentz
70T3
Mar 19, 2015 10kfilms
70T7
Feb 20, 2015 gogomogo1
70T7
Jan 13, 2015 disacorns
45T2
very very weird. imagine an intentionally bad musical. best that can be said: this movie is a curiosity.
Jan 12, 2015 Onderhond
80T9
Oct 25, 2014 markrollins markrollins
100T6
Oct 19, 2014 giska giska
54T7
Sep 15, 2014 RavynLoony RavynLoony
71T9
Jul 25, 2014 gargantua gargantua
75T8
Jun 29, 2014 estragon
50T4
May 06, 2014 blucthulhu
60T4
Mar 10, 2014 cowpig cowpig
83T7
Feb 25, 2014 pvalois
80T5
Feb 22, 2014 td888 td888
80T9
Well, this is an oddball. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, but I am glad I saw it. The guys singing in the bathroom will be in my mind for a long time. On a side note, Cory McAbee would be an excellent Wolverine.
Feb 15, 2014 mwgerb mwgerb
59T7
Enjoyable and wacky, but despite it's unique stylization I don't know if it amounts to anything deeper than a fun time.
Feb 13, 2014 batui
65T5
Jan 26, 2014 Kvist
45T3
Jan 14, 2014 mistersplice mistersplice
70T7
7- recommended, good :: strange. compelling. unique. must be openminded.
Dec 19, 2013 zoPZ_ii zoPZ!
60T5
Nov 19, 2013 Evan_D Evan D
55T4
Nov 13, 2013 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
82T8
Nov 02, 2013 Ljusbus Ljusbus
6T5
Oct 12, 2013 zae zae
65T4
A bunch of fantastic elements that don't come together to form a coherent whole. dbamford's review sums it up well.
Sep 12, 2013 joanallyn joanallyn
80T8
Sep 05, 2013 MrHallenbeck MrHallenbeck
85T7
Aug 30, 2013 DrGoatman DrGoatman
73T7
Aug 27, 2013 CloseFriend CloseFriend
38T2
I applaud the invocation of art deco, silent film, and DalĂ­-esque surrealism and the attempts to find profundity in quotidian set design. It just didn't work for me. The weirdness of it just didn't feel all that funny or novel or interesting to me.
Aug 17, 2013 Barkinson
50T4
Aug 15, 2013 AICHEG AICHE
43T1
fuck anyone who sees anything in this.
Aug 11, 2013 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
76T8
Kind of like a Guy Maddin movie written by a very bright fourteen year old boy. Still very enjoyable.
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
60T6
Jun 30, 2013 New_Number_2 New Number 2
85T6
Jun 28, 2013 dbamford dbamford
72T6
Stunningly unique combination of styles - like Eraserhead meets Cowboy Bebop. Some of the ideas were very cool and amusingly off-kilter (the comedian scene was like watching Philip Glass's more esoteric pieces in visual form). Unfortunately though it essentially just stumbled around until it realised it had nothing to say. Funny, but often really weak and uninteresting despite all the insanity.
Jun 25, 2013 theficionado
88T9
Jun 03, 2013 angelmk angelmk
69T6
May 25, 2013 kurisu1974 kurisu1974
50T2
May 17, 2013 Gregzilla Gregzilla
60T7
May 14, 2013 squidwiggle
95T8
Apr 09, 2013 ooh_waffles ooh waffles
9T10
Mar 31, 2013 msweller msweller
69T3
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
90T10
Feb 20, 2013 Ronin21
70T4
Feb 16, 2013 CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
68T3
Feb 10, 2013 ostroglyadov ostroglyadov
96T10
Feb 10, 2013 messiah_ward
90T6
Jan 21, 2013 DinnyPregs
79T5
Jan 18, 2013 jmarkthespot jmarkthespot
35T3
Enjoyed the musical bits - they were just a lot of fun and actually very original. Unfortunately, there is another hour of total shit. Felt like it wanted to be the glorious first son of Blue Velvet and Eraserhead, but instead turned out to be the bastard stepchild.
Jan 15, 2013 frankswild frankswild
85T9
Sep 29, 2012 jer0
0T3
Aug 16, 2012 1strong
14T1
Jul 25, 2012 filmaffinity filmaffinity
67T7
Jul 15, 2012 susie_mauve susie-mauve
92T9
I love the apparent randomness in it just as much as i love the retro sci-fi bits. The perfect space western, don`t you think? Cory McAbee got me with this one.
Jul 15, 2012 fzycow fzycow
93T10
Jul 01, 2012 ECSR
0T1
Jun 26, 2012 mynameisdoug mynameisdoug
70T5
Apr 16, 2012 TrixRabbi TrixRabbi
61T2
I watched it in my friend's apartment so maybe it wasn't the best place to see this movie, but it seemed to me like a bit of a directionless cluster of wacky moments. I loved the music, but the film seemed to meander most of the time. I want to give it a rewatch, but for now I'm pretty disappointed.
Mar 26, 2012 prowler prowler
71T8
you gotta hand it to cory mcabee, the guy has vision
Mar 20, 2012 faubert
100T10
Jan 21, 2012 Magmadiver Magmadiver
73T5
Jan 10, 2012 NinjaSteve
96
Dec 30, 2011 jakartan jakartan
70T8
Dec 12, 2011 colin_feral colin feral
100T10
Nov 23, 2011 Lilja
68T8
Nov 16, 2011 ninjamupp
89T9
Nov 16, 2011 bof bof
79T8
Oct 23, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
64T8
Oct 13, 2011 fenixdown fenixdown
79T7
Sep 24, 2011 Guernica Guernica
36T3
Sep 16, 2011 homosuperior homosuperior
85T8
Certainly the weirdest movie I've seen in quite a while. It has an ersatz sci-fi-serial inspired plot peopled by characters like The Blueberry Pirate and The Boy Who Actually Saw a Woman%u2019s Breast and takes place in a bar on the asteroid Ceres, inside a spaceship that looks like a cross between a mobile home and an abandoned train car and also the planet Venus where the ephebephilic women can reproduce without the need for men. Kickass Midnight Movie.
Aug 08, 2011 Meta_Critic Meta Critic
51T4
Jul 10, 2011 Prism
55T2
Jun 05, 2011 irrelephant
52T2
May 04, 2011 Meowfresh Meowfresh
64T3
May 04, 2011 ssalamanderr ssalamanderr
78T5
Apr 29, 2011 cerial
87T9
Apr 04, 2011 NRM01
66T8
Mar 20, 2011 OnTarget On_Target
15T1
While the retro scifi feel of the movie is nice, the plot is ridiculous, the humor isn't funny, and the songs are at best mediocre (and most of them have nothing to do with the story anyhow).
Mar 15, 2011 Aron_Ericson Aron Ericson
94T10
Feb 20, 2011 tyranmollusk
45T7
Jan 20, 2011 Tomasz79
85T7
Nov 15, 2010 Wormsign
85T9
Nov 01, 2010 Nroo Nroo
79T8
Oct 03, 2010 Seftref
75T9
Sep 25, 2010 PaulCurtis
85T7
Aug 30, 2010 hazelhawks hazelhawks
88T10
Aug 14, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
71T6
Aug 10, 2010 Gurrkin Gurrkin ()
43T4
Jul 29, 2010 BogusScifi
5T1
Jul 24, 2010 markopasa
0T1
Jul 18, 2010 mccarthy527
5T1
May 25, 2010 skiewulfy skiewulfy
65T9
The American Astronaut is part musical, part 50's scifi, part western and all sorts of surreal. While the music, characters and often times brilliant black and white photography offer a unique trip, the story suffers and tends to seem more random than inspired. Though it makes a good effort it fails to be much more than a feature length music video, but there's worse things to be.
May 21, 2010 Dean_Franz Dean Franz
14T2
Pointless, dull drivel. Has that drawn-out feel common to many underground "gems", derived from what probably seemed like a good idea at the time combined with lazy or simply abscent scripting. Meh.
Mar 25, 2010 NoSex NoSex
75T6
Mar 19, 2010 cloque cloque
8T8
Mar 13, 2010 rsdixon
30T1
Mar 11, 2010 tiredtime tired_time
91T10
Mar 05, 2010 Komond Komond
60T6
Mar 02, 2010 wavymouth
21T1
Feb 26, 2010 Stavr0s
79T7
Feb 17, 2010 onetwothree
60T7
Feb 01, 2010 dmk dmk
68T6
Dec 29, 2009 frnchr frnchr
5T3
Dec 18, 2009 winds winds
4T3
Dec 12, 2009 Simon M.
87T9
Dec 05, 2009 lauratron lauratron
80T8
Oct 24, 2009 filmpirate filmpirate
100T10
Oct 19, 2009 dienacht die_nacht
90T10
This might be considered a "B" film but there is nothing to suggest it. It is extremely well done and fine tuned. The music in this movie is perfect. The undertoned humor and casting was classic.
Oct 15, 2009 poictesme poictesme
55T7
Sep 03, 2009 Moribunny Moribunny
35T2
Not nearly as cool or witty or inventive as it thinks it is, and the music is enthusiastically dull.
Aug 19, 2009 AliV Ali_V.
74T4
Aug 18, 2009 reitex rei_t_ex
78T4
Aug 14, 2009 NilbogSavant NilbogSavant
86T8
Aug 09, 2009 filmic
92T10
Jul 19, 2009 Krb913
61T3
Jun 10, 2009 tielardurdin
87T9
May 24, 2009 spiritofeden
68T7
May 11, 2009 supergloo supergloo
8T6
Apr 13, 2009 paghat paghat
100T10
Delightful throughout.
Apr 10, 2009 imdb imdb
72T8
Apr 04, 2009 massesRasses massesRasses
72T6
Apr 03, 2009 ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
55T4
Far too "arty" for my tastes...
Feb 14, 2009 Sissy_Boy Sissy Boy
80T10
Jan 23, 2009 TJ Ximenez
80T6
Jan 21, 2009 jacub82 jacub82
91T10
Jan 08, 2009 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
8T10
Jan 08, 2009 heidavey
80T6
Dec 30, 2008 Neveryan
82T8
Dec 15, 2008 Stradivarius Stradivarius
90T10
Nov 13, 2008 krenn
70T1
Nov 11, 2008 coltrane
5T7
Oct 18, 2008 drw
60T5
Sep 27, 2008 caffe
73T6
Sep 09, 2008 imnotlaughin imnotlaughin
70T8
Aug 20, 2008 lise
95T10
Jun 20, 2008 SteveSchmied
92T7
May 22, 2008 undinum undinum
90T9
Apr 28, 2008 nminichino nminichino
70T7
Apr 21, 2008 miss_jesus miss jesus
31T2
Mar 25, 2008 postmodifier postmodifier
90T9
Mar 18, 2008 RNG
51T6
Mar 18, 2008 Sunsplitter
4T1
Nov 11, 2007 chaw
100T10
Sep 14, 2007 DavidKahane DavidKahane
87T8
Aug 30, 2007 burhenn
90T7
Aug 20, 2007 pronoblem
10T6
Aug 13, 2007 engin engin
55T4
Aug 13, 2007 ashwagandha
70T9
Aug 13, 2007 zozan65
75T7
Aug 13, 2007 grubi grubi
86T7
Aug 13, 2007 Chujo Chujo
90T10
Enourmously inventive space-musical. Astronaut shoots about the galaxy making dodgy deals and friends. The design of the film is very much Flash Gordon gee-whizzery bred with range emptiness and Scott's space-truckin' Co. Giant steam press planets, sit alongside space-worthy wooden barns built by hyper-intelligent silver miners. Full of great music, and displays an insane amount of on-the-cheap technical proficiency.
Aug 13, 2007 rmeiner rmeiner
81T6
Aug 13, 2007 spookyjon
79T7
Aug 13, 2007 AraDavies
0T1
Aug 13, 2007 sethpaul
80T9
Aug 13, 2007 dj001k
85T9
Jul 16, 2007 gokhanince gokhanince
81T7
Jun 27, 2007 Beageal Beageal
77T6
May 27, 2007 MattCarlson MattCarlson
88T10
May 07, 2007 plotke plotke
85T9
May 07, 2007 esse
70T7
Apr 17, 2007 owen1218
85T9
Mar 21, 2007 scrunni23 scrunni23
89T9
Feb 28, 2007 Lovecraft
70T6
Feb 21, 2007 weirdyoda weirdyoda
100T10
.....brilliant. Funniest sci-fi, western, musical comedy ever. Cory McAbee is a GOD. Extremely entertaining.
Feb 01, 2007 teknicolor teknicolor
91T10
I saw this at an old art house a while back, and thought it was the perfect backdrop. A fun movie, spastic and beautiful.
Dec 22, 2006 Ham
88T8
Dec 21, 2006 Svankmajer Svankmajer
98T10
Dec 15, 2006 thewhistler
0T6
Dec 15, 2006 CinematicESP CinematicESP
86T7
Dec 02, 2006 Heist
50T1
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