Radio Free Albemuth
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From sci-fi author Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly) comes his most personal and prophetic thriller to date. It's 1985 in an alternate reality and Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe, Perception) begins to experience strange visions transmitted from an extra-terrestrial source he calls VALIS. He uproots his family and moves to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music executive with a secret mission to overthrow the oppressive government led by US President Fremont (Scott Wilson - The Walking Dead). With the help of his best friend,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 22%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A quaint labor of love blinkered by fidelity to an outdated text."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Flavorless ordinariness."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"A too-literal adaptation of Philip K. Dick's paranoid science fiction fantasy about government conspiracies, hidden realities, and conversations with parallel universes lacks the atmosphere and human feeling it demands to work on any level."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"It's easy to glean why this unapologetically niche film nearly died on the vine."
‑ Abby Garnett, Village Voice
"It's an odd bird, but accomplished, and essential for Philip K. Dick purists."
‑ Anne Thompson, Thompson on Hollywood
"Perhaps for Dick purists, this movie will settle in without disruption, but it certainly doesn't welcome outsiders, preferring tattered credibility to needed accessibility."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"The pic operates successfully as a study of enlightenment and a straight-ahead conspiracy thriller."
‑ Richard Kuipers, Variety
"Explores some interesting issues but saddled with many low-budget constraints that take away its level of theatrical experience that a film like this should have."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A very talky Philip K. Dick adaptation that is all exposition, explanation and political prophecy, with zero empathy or warmth"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
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