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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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The American Astronaut belongs to 27 collections
1. Certified weird (public: moderated by Dreamer - 28 stars)
2. Netflix Instant (public: moderated by somnivore - 27 stars)
3. Post-1960s black & white photography (public: moderated by djross - 18 stars)
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TCI | Percentile | Date Ranked | # Stars (Reviews)
Date User Score
Mar 26 bitterbill bitterbill
85 83%
Feb 17 coldesser
60 20%
Jan 06 geertjan
80 73%
Dec 20, 2017 Systematicer
50 26%
Nov 06, 2017 guibebezinho
65 40%
Sep 02, 2017 sl1m
60 52%
Aug 18, 2017 EveAngel
80 86%
Mar 27, 2017 Slvbarek Actionberg
80 71%
Mar 22, 2017 am4
82 76%
Mar 14, 2017 kubrickvari kubrickvari
38 8%
Feb 28, 2017 RYM_byrates RYM-byrates
70 79%
Jan 18, 2017 tjobidoo
9 82%
Jan 02, 2017 spain
92 50%
Nov 21, 2016 Ronin22
62 68%
Nov 18, 2016 scififan87
72 77%
Nov 10, 2016 doe
55 21%
Jul 29, 2016 EricDSnider2 EricDSnider2
0 1%
Jun 04, 2016 Batty Batty
70 48%
May 09, 2016 adityachundi
80 72%
Apr 02, 2016 donquixotic
1 2%
Mar 16, 2016 arno74mm
40 6%
Dec 22, 2015 Fenius Fenius
80 30%
Dec 15, 2015 robot2xl robot2xl
73 48%
Nov 19, 2015 Peeperkorn41
70 36%
Nov 14, 2015 Swoony Swoony
96 92%
Oct 04, 2015 ecalder ecalder
56 37%
Sep 09, 2015 littleberk
9 83%
Jul 14, 2015 Csomi
30 1%
Apr 24, 2015 OldAle1
50 9%
Apr 16, 2015 loosecanons loosecanons
2 14%
Apr 12, 2015 AliasPseudo
50 22%
Apr 03, 2015 pvelentz
70 21%
Mar 19, 2015 10kfilms
67 62%
Feb 20, 2015 gogomogo1
70 71%
Jan 13, 2015 disacorns
45 9%
very very weird. imagine an intentionally bad musical. best that can be said: this movie is a curiosity.
Jan 12, 2015 Onderhond
80 89%
Oct 25, 2014 markrollins markrollins
100 0%
Sep 15, 2014 RavynLoony RavynLoony
71 82%
Jul 25, 2014 gargantua gargantua
75 70%
Jun 29, 2014 estragon
50 37%
May 06, 2014 blucthulhu
60 36%
Mar 10, 2014 cowpig cowpig
83 62%
Feb 25, 2014 pvalois
80 24%
Feb 22, 2014 td888 td888
80 89%
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
59 63%
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
65 41%
Jan 26, 2014 Kvist
45 19%
Jan 14, 2014 mistersplice mistersplice
70 57%
7- recommended, good :: strange. compelling. unique. must be openminded.
Dec 19, 2013 zoPZ_ii zoPZ!
60 40%
Nov 19, 2013 Evan_D Evan D
55 29%
Nov 13, 2013 Gordon_Cole Gordon Cole
82 72%
Nov 02, 2013 Ljusbus Ljusbus
6 38%
Oct 12, 2013 zae zae
65 38%
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
80 70%
Sep 05, 2013 MrHallenbeck MrHallenbeck
85 69%
Aug 27, 2013 CloseFriend CloseFriend
38 13%
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
50 39%
Aug 15, 2013 AICHEG AICHE
43 4%
fuck anyone who sees anything in this.
Aug 11, 2013 JakeAesthete JakeAesthete
75 75%
Kind of like a Guy Maddin movie written by a very bright fourteen year old boy. Still very enjoyable.
Aug 10, 2013 Sheldrake Sheldrake
60 51%
Jun 30, 2013 New_Number_2 New Number 2
85 48%
Jun 28, 2013 dbamford dbamford
72 57%
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
88 87%
Jun 03, 2013 angelmk angelmk
69 49%
May 25, 2013 kurisu1974 kurisu1974
50 4%
May 17, 2013 Gregzilla Gregzilla
60 66%
May 14, 2013 squidwiggle
95 74%
Apr 09, 2013 ooh_waffles ooh waffles
9 90%
Mar 31, 2013 msweller msweller
69 24%
Mar 18, 2013 Cronos
90 94%
Feb 20, 2013 Ronin21
70 34%
Feb 16, 2013 CHOICECOD CHOICECOD
68 25%
Feb 10, 2013 ostroglyadov ostroglyadov
96 88%
Feb 10, 2013 messiah_ward
90 50%
Jan 21, 2013 DinnyPregs
79 46%
Jan 18, 2013 jmarkthespot jmarkthespot
35 26%
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
85 86%
Sep 29, 2012 jer0
0 0%
Aug 16, 2012 1strong
14 2%
Jul 25, 2012 filmaffinity filmaffinity
67 69%
Jul 15, 2012 susie_mauve susie-mauve
92 85%
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
93 96%
Jul 01, 2012 ECSR
0 1%
Jun 26, 2012 mynameisdoug mynameisdoug
70 35%
Apr 16, 2012 TrixRabbi TrixRabbi
61 16%
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
71 71%
you gotta hand it to cory mcabee, the guy has vision
Mar 20, 2012 faubert
100 88%
Jan 21, 2012 Magmadiver Magmadiver
73 40%
Jan 10, 2012 NinjaSteve
96 80%
Dec 30, 2011 jakartan jakartan
70 73%
Dec 12, 2011 colin_feral colin feral
100 82%
Nov 23, 2011 Lilja
68 74%
Nov 16, 2011 ninjamupp
89 85%
Nov 16, 2011 bof bof
79 78%
Oct 23, 2011 avgcrtckr avgcrtckr
64 73%
Oct 13, 2011 fenixdown fenixdown
79 66%
Sep 24, 2011 Guernica Guernica
36 27%
Sep 16, 2011 homosuperior homosuperior
85 70%
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
51 36%
Jul 10, 2011 Prism
55 14%
Jun 05, 2011 irrelephant
52 19%
May 04, 2011 Meowfresh Meowfresh
5 14%
May 04, 2011 ssalamanderr ssalamanderr
78 44%
Apr 29, 2011 cerial
87 85%
Apr 04, 2011 NRM01
66 75%
Mar 20, 2011 OnTarget On_Target
15 7%
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
94 99%
Feb 20, 2011 tyranmollusk
45 64%
Jan 20, 2011 Tomasz79
85 55%
Nov 15, 2010 Wormsign
85 81%
Nov 01, 2010 Nroo Nroo
79 73%
Oct 03, 2010 Seftref
75 84%
Sep 25, 2010 PaulCurtis
85 59%
Aug 30, 2010 hazelhawks hazelhawks
88 94%
Aug 14, 2010 IMDb_byvotes IMDb-byvotes
71 54%
Aug 10, 2010 Gurrkin Gurrkin ()
43 32%
Jul 29, 2010 BogusScifi
5 6%
Jul 24, 2010 markopasa
0 0%
Jul 18, 2010 mccarthy527
5 0%
May 25, 2010 skiewulfy skiewulfy
65 87%
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
14 14%
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
75 57%
Mar 19, 2010 cloque cloque
8 73%
Mar 13, 2010 rsdixon
30 0%
Mar 11, 2010 tiredtime tired_time
91 94%
Mar 05, 2010 EbelC EbelC
60 48%
Mar 02, 2010 wavymouth
21 2%
Feb 26, 2010 Stavr0s
79 58%
Feb 17, 2010 onetwothree
60 52%
Feb 01, 2010 dmk dmk
68 50%
Dec 29, 2009 frnchr frnchr
5 21%
Dec 18, 2009 winds winds
4 27%
Dec 12, 2009 Simon M.
87 79%
Dec 05, 2009 lauratron lauratron
80 70%
Oct 24, 2009 filmpirate filmpirate
100 97%
Oct 19, 2009 dienacht die_nacht
90 94%
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
55 64%
Sep 03, 2009 Moribunny Moribunny
35 19%
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.
74 30%
Aug 18, 2009 reitex rei_t_ex
78 29%
Aug 14, 2009 NilbogSavant NilbogSavant
86 78%
Aug 09, 2009 filmic
92 90%
Jul 19, 2009 Krb913
61 23%
Jun 10, 2009 tielardurdin
87 88%
May 24, 2009 spiritofeden
68 63%
May 11, 2009 supergloo supergloo
8 58%
Apr 13, 2009 paghat paghat
100 95%
Delightful throughout.
Apr 10, 2009 imdb imdb
72 98%
Apr 04, 2009 massesRasses massesRasses
72 53%
Apr 03, 2009 ZombieBuffet ZombieBuffet
55 33%
Far too "arty" for my tastes...
Feb 14, 2009 Sissy_Boy Sissy Boy
80 92%
Jan 23, 2009 TJ Ximenez
80 50%
Jan 21, 2009 jacub82 jacub82
91 97%
Jan 08, 2009 Dorkovsky Dorkovsky
8 91%
Jan 08, 2009 heidavey
80 48%
Dec 30, 2008 Neveryan
82 71%
Dec 15, 2008 Stradivarius Stradivarius
90 90%
Nov 13, 2008 krenn
70 5%
Nov 11, 2008 coltrane
5 69%
Oct 18, 2008 drw
60 43%
Sep 27, 2008 caffe
73 51%
Sep 09, 2008 imnotlaughin imnotlaughin
70 69%
Aug 20, 2008 lise
95 93%
Jun 20, 2008 SteveSchmied
92 61%
May 22, 2008 undinum undinum
90 86%
Apr 28, 2008 nminichino nminichino
70 67%
Apr 21, 2008 miss_jesus miss jesus
31 10%
Mar 25, 2008 postmodifier postmodifier
90 89%
Mar 18, 2008 RNG
51 51%
Mar 18, 2008 Sunsplitter
4 0%
Nov 11, 2007 chaw
100 93%
Sep 14, 2007 DavidKahane DavidKahane
87 79%
Aug 30, 2007 burhenn
90 57%
Aug 20, 2007 pronoblem
10 0%
Aug 13, 2007 dj001k
85 86%
Aug 13, 2007 sethpaul
80 86%
Aug 13, 2007 AraDavies
0 0%
Aug 13, 2007 spookyjon
79 59%
Aug 13, 2007 rmeiner rmeiner
81 58%
Aug 13, 2007 Chujo Chujo
90 94%
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 grubi grubi
86 58%
Aug 13, 2007 zozan65
75 51%
Aug 13, 2007 ashwagandha
70 84%
Aug 13, 2007 engin engin
55 31%
Jul 16, 2007 gokhanince gokhanince
81 67%
Jun 27, 2007 Beageal Beageal
77 54%
May 27, 2007 MattCarlson MattCarlson
88 91%
May 07, 2007 plotke plotke
85 82%
May 07, 2007 esse
70 63%
Apr 17, 2007 owen1218
85 83%
Mar 21, 2007 scrunni23 scrunni23
89 86%
Feb 28, 2007 Lovecraft
70 49%
Feb 21, 2007 weirdyoda weirdyoda
100 99%
.....brilliant. Funniest sci-fi, western, musical comedy ever. Cory McAbee is a GOD. Extremely entertaining.
Feb 01, 2007 teknicolor teknicolor
91 94%
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
88 73%
Dec 21, 2006 Svankmajer Svankmajer
98 91%
Dec 15, 2006 thewhistler
0 0%
Dec 15, 2006 CinematicESP CinematicESP
86 66%
Dec 02, 2006 Heist
50 1%
Average Percentile 54.02% from 199 Rankings rss