• Mark Boszko

    ★★ Watched by Mark Boszko 21 Oct, 2014

    The movie seems to trade on familiarity and buy-in with these characters from a previous movie that doesn't exist. We never really learn who anyone is, or why we should care about them, and while ACTION things are HAPPENING all of the time, there isn't any reason for me to care about any of it. Sad, since a lot of people obviously spent an amazing amount of effort, money, and time to make it look as good on the screen as it does.


  • Andy

    ★★★★ Added by Andy

    Un film che deve essere visto almeno 100 volte! Un classico degli anni 80 invecchiato alla grande


  • Mild Sauce

    ★★½ Watched by Mild Sauce 17 Oct, 2014

    I really wanted to like this: everything I've ever read about it made it sound quirky, idiosyncratic, and fun. Well ... I'll give it the first two, but it's not fun. It kinda drags, and despite some clever conceits and a few strong performances, it's undermined by an unimaginative visual style and poorly staged action. That said: I like the world-building here, and under better direction (and, to be frank, a more suitable budget) I could see myself becoming a Buckaroo Banzai fan.


  • ndoane

    ★★ Added by ndoane

    Aloof cool. That is the ideal description of Peter Weller here. He is a nice central presence in a movie filled with crazy people and ludicrous plot ideas.

    I only rarely was able to enjoy the silliness. Most of the time it just felt like excess for the sake of excess. And I do not like Lithgow when he goes this big.


  • matthew, but only when my mom is mad at me, even at 35

    ★★★★ Added by matthew, but only when my mom is mad at me, even at 35

    Jesus, what amazing credentials, on par with Birdman's.
    So many quotes, the pure balls of this film.

    PERSONAL: Childhood fav., biased review. NEVER, for the rest of my life, will I shake the thought of Jeff Golblum in his "cowboy" get-up!

    SIDE NOTE- Seriously, who doesn't like to have fun? There's an "80's sax."


  • Bill Stiteler

    ★★★½ Added by Bill Stiteler 1

    You can tell a lot about someone by how they react to this movie.


  • kungpow12

    ★★★ Watched by kungpow12 22 Sep, 2014

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is one of those movies that you either love or hate, or so they say. I can't make up my mind. Finally watched it last night after recording it off Encore and I have to say I'm conflicted. The story itself is solid as far as it goes, but the film itself is what trips me up. It's all over the place from a director's standpoint and the audience spends a…


  • Radu Conopan

    ★★★½ Watched by Radu Conopan 17 Sep, 2014

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


  • Colin the dude

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Colin the dude 15 Sep, 2014 7

    "It's not my goddamn planet. Understand, monkey boy?"


  • Lowbacca

    ★★★ Watched by Lowbacca 07 Sep, 2014

    An exceptionally odd film, not just in premise but in tone, I'm really not sure how to feel about it. There's some parts of it that I definitely like, such as John Lithgow's performance as a villain. But as a whole film, it's very difficult for me to find a core tone to the film, and so it feels somewhat disjointed throughout. Part of this may come down to things like editing, but the jumbled sort of feeling made it…


  • eevade

    ★★★ Watched by eevade 03 Sep, 2014

    The best name ever for a character, and he's also super-smart, creative, and charismatic...I just wish he could help with the script to make it less confused.
    I had some very good laugh though


  • Michael1962

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Michael1962 29 Aug, 2014

    A classic of the 80s: odd when it was released, the cast throws themselves into their strange world - populated by hard rocking neurosurgeon Buckaroo and his Team Banzai. An endlessly quotable screenplay and a brilliant, wacky performance by John Lithgow. This one always makes me smile!