Metascore
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jun 6, 2013
    91
    Smart in spite of its irreverence, "Future Folk" is the weirdest, most enjoyable fusion of genres you'll see this year.
  2. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Jul 26, 2013
    70
    To call the film slight is an understatement, and its budget, particularly for a movie with genuine sci-fi elements, is miniscule. But it is so charming and sweet...and the songs are so winning that it is impossible not to fall for it.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    May 30, 2013
    70
    It may not make much sense in a brief plot summary, but it makes perfect, daffy sense on the screen.
  4. Reviewed by: Heather Baysa
    May 28, 2013
    70
    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.
  5. Reviewed by: Justin Lowe
    May 28, 2013
    70
    Whimsically combining elements of sci-fi, drama and musical comedy, J. Anderson Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker’s debut feature is a unique mashup that succeeds more by sheer originality than any singular reserve of talent.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    May 28, 2013
    70
    Close encounters of the charming kind infuse The History of Future Folk, which will likely be remembered as the first neo-hipster Brooklyn sci-fi movie.
  7. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Jun 6, 2013
    60
    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.
  8. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    May 28, 2013
    50
    Ridiculousness played with a straight face, the film is endearing even if it's never quite hilarious.

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