The History Of Future Folk
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
The History Of Future Folk
THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK tells the hilarious (and possibly exaggerated) origin story of the real life alien bluegrass band, Future Folk, that has been charming NYC audiences with their live act for the better part of a decade. When a comet threatens to destroy their planet, the citizens of Hondo enlist their most decorated soldier, General Trius (Nils d'Aulaire), to search for a new home planet- and wipe out the current inhabitants with a flesh-eating virus. After landing somewhere near Brooklyn, General Trius wanders into a megastore to unleash the terror... when he's suddenly… More

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A delightful sci-fi adventure that simultaneously strips the genre down to its low-tech basics and infuses it with audacious new verve."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"The movie could have made its points - war is bad; music is the universal language - in half the time. But the harmonies are sweet, the acoustic picking impressive."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"D'Aulaire's deadpan gravitas makes the low budget sci-fi undertones feel real enough to juxtapose with the ridiculous premise."
‑ Fred Topel, CraveOnline
"The History of Future Folk comes across like the product of a group of people having way too much fun taking a silly premise seriously, and it's infectious."
‑ Taylor Peters, NUVO Newsweekly
"Whilst it requires a bigger than average leap of faith, you'll have to keep your disbelief suspended with iron chains and it sill won't be everybody's cup of tea, this film will reward those who give it the chance with rare delight."
‑ Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film
"It is so charming and sweet ... and the songs are so winning that it is impossible not to fall for it."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"It may not make much sense in a brief plot summary, but it makes perfect, daffy sense on the screen."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Quirky indie sci-fi film has positive messages about music."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"It's out-of-this-world funny."
‑ Annette Basile, FILMINK (Australia)
"This is a shaggy, enjoyable, homebrewed sci-fi tale where the costumes and plot resemble one of those lo-fi "sweded" remakes in Be Kind Rewind."
‑ Brian Miller, Seattle Weekly
"The nonsense proves good, goofy fun that works well because "History" at least acts as if it takes itself seriously, going easy on obvious ironies while dishing out catchy tunes."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"Even as an apocalyptic plot-pushing rescue mission unfolds, slapstick police chases keep the level of diverting quirk high, and the husband-wife/father-daughter dynamics remain central."
‑ Heather Baysa, Village Voice
"It plays out as a simple, sweet story of two alien lifeforms who discover that falling in love and playing the banjo is a better mission than intergalactic genocide. And that's a message I think we can all get behind."
‑ Ruth Brown, Willamette Week
"The movie is affable enough, but its "charms" just couldn't reel me in."
‑ Dan Schindel, Movie Mezzanine
"You may not fall in love with the film, but I'd be surprised if you came out of it not feeling happier. In fact, if that happens, please watch it again. You must have done something wrong."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
More reviews for The History Of Future Folk on Rotten Tomatoes