User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 3 out of 23

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  1. Jan 27, 2013
    7
    The American Astronaut is a stylish beatnik nonsense slightly comic alternative low budget sci-fi movie. Or something like that. It's crazy, sometimes it's annoying, but it's fun.
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51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. The best part of this proudly absurd experience is the music.
  2. Rarely funny and straining to reach feature length, The American Astronaut achieves sweetness via its straight-faced take on utter gobbledygook.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    40
    Unfortunately that blast-off heralds an orbit to nowhere, with initial delight fading as pic runs out of ideas all too soon, never building a sense of momentum or narrative thrust.