Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission
Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission (2012)

Best known as the father of early computer games like Ultima and Ultima Online, Richard Garriott always wanted to follow in his astronaut father's footsteps. But when eye problems made a career at NASA impossible, he turned to private… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 13, 2012
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl
Seattle Times

Garriott's story is unique, a stranger-than-fiction tale that is unlikely to be topped. And the images from space - crisp, spectacular, haunting - make it worth the trip.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

"Man on a Mission," the most expensive home movie ever made, is one man's genial account of his trip into outer space.

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Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

A self-made gaming mogul with a flair for theatricality buys himself a $30 million ticket to space via a Russian Soyuz craft.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

It's a bit precious in its narcissistic point of view, but still a kick to watch the hopelessly devoted astronaut wannabe fulfill his wildest dream.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

A must-see for stargazers of all ages.

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Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

A genius at making money with computer games, space tourist Garriott will recoup little from this cartoon of a space adventure.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Completely lacking in imagination and purpose, this vanity project might suffice as a home movie, but it's hardly worth the expense and bother of seeing it in a theater.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

The film summons up the childlike wonder and optimism inherent in space exploration, while examining how it's opening up to self-funded travelers.

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Kam Williams
AALBC.com

Revenge of the computer geek!

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