The American Astronaut (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

The American Astronaut (2001)



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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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Cory McAbee
as Samuel Curtis/Silverminer
Rocco Sisto
as Professor Hess
Gregory Russell Cook
as The Boy Who Actually Saw a Woman's Breast
James Ransone
as Bodysuit
Joshua Taylor
as Blueberry Pirate
Tom Aldredge
as Old Man
Mark Manley
as Henchman No. 1
Ned Sublette
as Henchman No.2
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Critic Reviews for The American Astronaut

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (9)

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

March 19, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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

November 29, 2001

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

November 25, 2001 | Rating: 2.5/4

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

November 16, 2001 | Full Review…

Hit-and-miss comedy.

November 2, 2001

Just let the expressionistic, oddly charming images wash over you and enjoy the rush of a zero-budget indie that somehow fuses Buck Rogers and the theater of the absurd.

November 1, 2001 | Rating: 2.5/4

Audience Reviews for The American Astronaut


A space pilot transports the Boy Who Saw a Woman's Breast from Jupiter to Venus to obtain a bounty in this surrealistic space-western musical. I was underwhelmed by this minor cult film; it has some great moments of absurd humor but often drags with sequences of inconsequential nonsense.

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Greg S

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Irritatingly arty

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

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Increditablly weird and wonderful. If you like your movies normal and mainstream skip this one but if you like your movies quirky and off the wall you'll LOVE The American Astronaut (or at least I did). Sort of a wacky, black and white, outter space Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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