• Joakim

    ★★½ Watched by Joakim 06 Feb, 2016

    Whoo wee this is a hodge podge of cheese. You can clearly see traces of Big Trouble and Body Snatchers, as well as Star Wars and Repo Man, but it really doesn't come together. At. All. A big stinkin' mess that is mildly entertaining at times. Tonally it is all over the place, and doesn't handle the transitions between genres well either, coming across as jarring. Also, some great ham being served by Weller, Goldblum, Lithgow, Barkin and Lloyd.

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  • ekpyrosis

    ★★ Watched by ekpyrosis 06 Feb, 2016

    Sinceramente per un cult degli anni '80 mi aspettavo decisamente meglio..

    Per carità strambo e con tante idee pazze, ma completamente sconclusionato (nel senso deteriore del termine) e mai veramente divertente (almeno per me).

    Una trama inconsistente, un cast ottimo ma che veste i panni di personaggi scialbi e dei quali non riesco a trovare particolari aspetti positivi: poco interessanti, per nulla coinvolgenti e modeste interpretazioni.

    Forse ne avevo sentito parlare troppo bene.

    Certamente da vedere per chi ha un…

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  • Kate ✌️

    ★½ Added by Kate ✌️

    why is this a cult movie it sucks ass
    not even jeff could save this movie

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  • Stinker

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Stinker 30 Sep, 2015

    This is not a movie. Peter weller IS Dr. Banzai.

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  • bbbgtoby

    ★★★★ Rewatched by bbbgtoby 29 Jan, 2016

    The cast alone makes this cult classic a must watch but the zany comic book nature of the adventure is surely what keeps people returning to this again and again. Only in the 80s would you get a movie about a rock star neurosurgeon adventurer and his bandmates setting out to save the world from aliens fronted by an incredible and deranged John Lithgow - who literally jumps out from behind a curtain at a large public event to kidnap…

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  • Michael Sova

    ★★★½ Added by Michael Sova

    Ridiculous cult film

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  • Daria Dykes

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Daria Dykes 28 Jan, 2016

    I have to wonder if I would love this movie as much if it weren't for the nostalgia factor... but I really think the answer is Yes. It's just way too ridiculous and glorious - every minute that I'm watching it, I'm thinking "Oh, that is the best scene/line/shot!" (And that includes the credits sequence.)

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  • Jordan Schaeffer

    ★★★½ Watched by Jordan Schaeffer 25 Jan, 2016

    So singularly bizarre, and so confident in its strangeness, it barely reads as a comedy (on the first viewing, at least).

    There are some slow moments, and the plot dips in the last act, but it is such a creative and unique movie that it makes up for most of its own flaws.

    It's probably best as a solo piece, but Buckaroo Banzai does such a good job of insinuating itself into an imaginary franchise that there are times where…

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  • DemonToLeanOn

    ★★ Watched by DemonToLeanOn 14 Jan, 2016

    Only in the 80s.

    ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BONZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION waste having a premise that involves Robocop and Jeff Goldblum fighting evil aliens lead by a lunatic John Lithgow that plan to take over the world. And I know what you're thinking, but just wait, because no, this film is nowhere near as amazing as I just described it. Buckaroo Bonzai is a physicist, neurosurgeon, martial arts master, secret agent and rock star that has just discovered another…

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  • chesneylittle

    ★★★★ Rewatched by chesneylittle 20 Jan, 2016

    Wie sagte das Time-Magazine? "Die erste Sci-Fi-Western-Action-Abenteuer-Rock'N'Roll-Melodrama-Komödie überhaupt"

    Das umschreibt ungefähr diesen völlig irren Trip mit einigen bekannten Schauspielern aus den 80er Jahren, der technisch schon einiges aufzufahren weiß und dank Blu-Ray im überzeugenden Gewand mit überragendem Ton daher kommt. Wieder einer der Filme aus meiner Kindheit, die auch oder gerade heute eine gute Figur machen.
    Sollte man unbedingt mal gesehen haben.

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  • Vietcong

    ★★★★ Watched by Vietcong 15 Jan, 2016

    I don't know why people seem to think of this film's plot as convoluted or intricate or even complicated. It's a pretty simple A to B story, just because it's about some weird shit and alien conspiracies doesn't mean it's hard to follow. I think my review is going to sound negative, but I really did enjoy the movie a lot. It just annoys me when fans of so-called "cult" movies seem to think they're super special for "getting" it…

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  • jkun88

    ★★★★ Watched by jkun88 13 Jan, 2016

    20 Words or Less Recommendation/Review: Totally bonkers. And I loved every zany minute. Everything about this is phenomenal and out of this world awesome.

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