• Njabs Phungula

    ★★★★ Watched by Njabs Phungula 13 May, 2015 2

    "Slow this sucker down. I'll handle these birds"...and many other quotables.

    I didn't really know what to expect from this. I like what I got though. The '80s may be the most outdated period in pop culture but the film benefits from the 80'sness: The synth score, the costumes, the young Jeff Goldblum, the 'cheap' special effects, the...the...
    In Buckaroo Banzai you've got one hell of a Renaissance man and all the other characters rock, too. What I love about…

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  • Corey Pierce

    ★★★½ Watched by Corey Pierce 11 May, 2015

    This didn't take for me the first time I gave it a shot in the early 00's, but I at least to some degree am on board now. Lithgow is what makes the whole movie for me, with Weller's titular protagonist not really all that interesting. There's enough charm in the production and score to merit another rematch down the road.

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  • Preyesh Sankarparsad

    ★½ Watched by Preyesh Sankarparsad 03 May, 2015

    Wow.... a movie that's as old as I am!! Made in my birth-year of 1984, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension is a movie that I knew very little about... to be totally honest, the title itself comes across as if the movie were a Manga or some other Japanese inspired piece of film... I was expecting an animation of some sort when I put this to record off TV. I read a brief synopsis of it…

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  • Nick Chandler

    ★★★★★ Watched by Nick Chandler 03 May, 2015

    Wow.

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  • E Harrison

    ★★★★½ Watched by E Harrison 17 Apr, 2015

    im probably gonna watch this about 20 times

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  • Jay-r Trinidad

    ★★★½ Watched by Jay-r Trinidad 13 Apr, 2015

    surprisingly amusing and its unorthodox feels with every aspect that does not really complement with each other was the driving force in this odd film. it's like that bad date that you'd often wonder and hope to experience and yet when you're there, it puts you in a position to the seemingly likeable event and yet, a twist that is not fit for everyone.

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  • kotter35

    ★★★★★ Added by kotter35

    The closest America has ever come to Doctor Who. Not including TNT's The Librarians. But cinematically speaking it's the closest we've come.

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  • wulfgar111

    ★★★ Watched by wulfgar111 29 Mar, 2015

    This was quite the crazy, goofy film that was just good enough to make it worth the watch. There are so many bonkers things going on that you never know which one will catch your attention.

    Zany performaces by Lithgow, Lloyd, Goldblum along with others that are too numerous to mention.

    I also got to see a completely different Ellen Barkin.

    I could see giving this one another go in a few years to see if I see different things.

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  • Naughty

    ½ Watched by Naughty 11 Mar, 2015 6

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    Film #10 of the March Madness 80s Sci-Fi Movie Challenge!
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    I don't know if I'm the right gender to appreciate this! Hell I don't even know if I'm the right species!

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  • Jason Hernandez

    ★★★ Watched by Jason Hernandez 26 Jul, 2011

    One of the most 80s things ever and an entertaining specimen of the "sci-fi/action movies that make no sense at all" genre. It's right up there with Big Trouble in Little China in that regard. Deadpan humor and non sequitur moments fly freely in nearly every scene of this film that stars Peter Weller as a famous particle physicist who also happens to be a brain surgeon and a rock star AND who figures out how to build a machine…

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  • Thorin Mofdaat

    ★★★★½ Added by Thorin Mofdaat

    The music for this movie is an eighties shit. Even the great melody at the end, is shat on with synth ass. It should've been done with a pipe and a drum, and an electric guitar. Look at me, mr movie soundtrack guy. But the aliens look great and it has the line "Why is there a watermelon there?"...................... "I'll tell you later." But then again, why does Penny act so fuckin weird? She sucks, she does everything so theatrically. Fuckin' act like a human, woman.

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  • Jacob Mertens

    ★★★½ Watched by Jacob Mertens 14 Feb, 2015

    Wigged out John Lithgow = cinematic gold.

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