The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai
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Brilliant brain surgeon-rock star-and comic book hero Buckaroo Banzai just made scientific history! Shifting his Oscillation Overthruster into warp speed, he's the first man ever to travel to the Eighth Dimension and come back sane. But when his sworn enemy, the demented Dr. Lizardo, unleashes an evil army of inter-dimensional aliens, Buckaroo goes cranium to cranium with the madman in a battle that could result in the annihilation of the universe!

User Reviews
The Real Iceman 2020-09-17
This is the best documentary ever! It should be required reading for preschoolers and PhD candidates. The best ever-it answered all of the deepest questions I’ve ever always had about life and the 8th dimension .

Furutan1 2018-10-13
Compared to this dog, Plan Nine from Outer Space is a wok of genius. This is from my generation. It bites just as much now as it did then. If Ed Wood had this kind of budget this is the film he would have made. Not funny, not cool, and 98% of the gags fall completely flat. It is total garbage. Its only distinguishing characteristic is how many recognizable faces are in the cast. There is absolutely nothing fun or cool about this thing. Just junk.

storytellerstudios 2018-09-02
The script is horrible and the acting alternates between monotone and over the top silliness. The musical score as well as the special effects are cheap. There are so many awkward pauses by the actors that you can tell they were having a hard time coming up with anything to say. There is virtually no character development and the plot is an inconsequential mess. Other than the plot, the acting, the score, the sets, the script and the special effects- this is a fantastic movie! The critics "fresh" review with a tomatometer score of 71% is a great example of peer pressure- Buckaroo is a great movie = The Emperor's clothes are gorgeous!

JtnLon 2017-04-07
The perfect movie for a good laugh. It's got quotable lines, a silly villain, and just overall goofiness. It's a true PG movie!

Backroad Rider 2014-08-15
This movie’s roots are in the SiFi adventure films of the 1930s from which a modern structure has been built. It has lots of action and some romance but when John Lithgow appears the hilarity starts. He not only steals the movie but also the audience, the dogs and the spiders. When he takes his shoes off—well I don’t want to spoil the movie for you. This is considered a cult film but isn’t some intellectual, complex drama but falls into the comedies group that include The Rocky Horror Picture show—very sexy, the Repo Man—sly and counterculture, Beetlejuice—Tim Burton’s macabre humor, and the totally black comedy, Falling Down. This movie is worth watching for Lithgow’ performance alone. Christopher Lloyd has a part but unfortunately he is hidden behind a mask that limits his abilities.

Stills Fan 01 2012-09-24
O.K. This is not Shakespear, but it is very entertaining. You put reality on hold and just enjoy the ride. And after all, isn't that the idea every time we sit down to watch a movie?

Fnordu 2012-04-28
Such a great movie. So many great scenes. Cult classic

scholar_by 2011-03-27
Worth watching. Not incredible, but not bad either. Cool characters, interesting plot, bad special effects. 1970's feel.

VeryAmused 2011-03-25
"No matter where you go, there you are." It takes an open mind to get this movie, but it's worth it. John Lithgow is unbelievable!!

VinoFonseca 2010-10-10
No matter where you go, there you are. Love this movie.

stineman 2010-09-29
The genius of this movie is the intricate detail of the movie that moves between satire and comedy while still emphasizing the ability of the actors to make their own characters. The plot is probably not the best, but it gives memorable performances, including those from John Lithgow whose one-liners are so awesome they exude coolness, comic genius, and geek at the same time. The only bad thing about the movie is that there was not a sequel! Truly a wonderful movie that makes the ganglia twitch!

Brady.Madren 2010-08-07
Enough said.

Just1LadyJade 2010-07-31
Everything about the film is great! It may not have done as well as it should have in the box office, but it's a cult classic and will never be out-dated. Perfect 80s film, plus a great ending with the entire cast walking and dancing to the music (then again, they were walking to 'Uptown Girl' by Billy Joel because the original music wasn't ready). Still, one could only wonder what would happen if the next movie Buckaroo Banzai Against The World Crime League was made. I could never get enough of this movie! Great film from a great cast. By the way, Peter Weller looks HOT, along with Lewis Smith and Jeff Goldblum.

KJ5IK 2010-04-18
Buy or rent, you will NOT be disappointed by this movie! The movie is both intelligent and funny, and is appropriate for people of all ages. You'll love it!

Moiboyd 2010-04-16
This movie is classic and timeless. If you are looking for violence lots of cursing and an inane plot you will hate this film but if you are looking for something off the beaten path, quirky, perverse humour and everyone looks like they are desperately trying not to laugh then this is the film for you. By the way I have searched for pony luggage for almost 25 years having seen jeff in this film.

Montag74 2010-04-15
They're electroids from planet 10 by way of the 8th dimension!

cbdebris 2010-04-04
You may never know why there is a watermelon in the Banzai Labs, but this witty lark of a movie has legions of fans for good reason. Look at that cast -- and it's not all wasted by bad dialog. Far ahead of its time in wit and irreverence.