The American Astronaut
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In this outer space musical, Samuel Curtis, an interplanetary trader from Nevada, sets forth through a rustic and remote solar system when he finds out that his old nemesis, Professor Hess, is pursuing him and would like to kill him.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a rockabilly space romp, often very bad but usually a visual treat."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"It's equal parts creepy, campy, funny, and tedious."
‑ Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe
"A black-and-white, cardboard set, 1930's Buck Rogers-style musical romp."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"This musical epic is unlike anything I (or anyone I know) have ever laid eyes on."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"Accepting its darkness, warmth and gentle ridiculousness, you'll find yourself heartened, though you won't be exactly sure why."
‑ Kim Morgan, Oregonian
"A sui generis, love-it-or-hate-it exercise in homegrown American surrealism."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"Like a very accomplished student film, amusing and annoying in just about equal measure."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"It can be perceived as a pleasant antidote to the Hollywood mainstream comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Something somewhere between Six-String Samurai and Dead Man (but a science-fiction musical)."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"A movie so goofy and affable about its willful, second-rate cheesiness that anger becomes a waste of time. You either go along with it or you don't go at all."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"Movies don't get much more homemade or endearingly eccentric."
‑ Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News
"Hit-and-miss comedy."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"If Andy Warhol ever made a movie with Ed Wood, this might have been the result."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"Every once in a blue moon some inexplicable force of cinema pushes all sanity and sense of aesthetics aside and leaves me defenselessly embracing a movie that has no apparent redeeming factor other than its cheesy eccentricity."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"McAbee deserves much credit for not letting the obvious financial limitations constrain his imagination."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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