Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation | Release Date: August 10, 1984 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 11 Critic Reviews
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7
Mixed:
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Negative:
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Miami HeraldBill CosfordJun 28, 2017
The writing is good and the direction rarely flabby, but the real strength of Buckaroo is in a large and enthusiastic cast, led by Peter Weller, who plays the title character with a perfect deadpan. [11 Aug 1984, p.B7]
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NewsweekDavid AnsenJun 28, 2017
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai: Across the 8th Dimension doesn't play it safe. For that alone you may want to bless its demented little heart. Buckaroo Banzai may not work, but that's the risk of high-wire acts. At least it's up there trying. [20 Aug 1984, p.75]
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)Jay ScottJun 28, 2017
There is a terrific little movie making the rounds, Repo Man, that demonstrates what can be done with vision, no money and faith in the audience; Buckaroo Banzai demonstrates what can be done with a lot of money, no faith in the audience, and a vision that begins and ends in the cash register. [13 Aug 1984]