The American Astronaut
The American Astronaut (2001)

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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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 12, 2001
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2005
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Booth
Denver Post

It's a rockabilly space romp, often very bad but usually a visual treat.

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Jim Sullivan
Boston Globe

It's equal parts creepy, campy, funny, and tedious.

Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A black-and-white, cardboard set, 1930's Buck Rogers-style musical romp.

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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly

A sui generis, love-it-or-hate-it exercise in homegrown American surrealism.

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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

Like a very accomplished student film, amusing and annoying in just about equal measure.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It can be perceived as a pleasant antidote to the Hollywood mainstream comedy.

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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

Movies don't get much more homemade or endearingly eccentric.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Hit-and-miss comedy.

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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

If Andy Warhol ever made a movie with Ed Wood, this might have been the result.

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Irritatingly arty
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