The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 8486

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 58

Theatrical Release Date: 08/10/1984

Language: English

Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: W.D. Richter

Actors: Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Christopher Lloyd, Lewis Smith

Plot: Buckaroo Banzai is everything: hero, musician, scientist, etc... He has invented a device that will allow him to travel through solid mater by using the eighth dimension, and the aliens are after it!

Quick Movie Reviews

Rating of
0.5/4

Yojimbo - wrote on 12/09/2012

Bizarre sci-fi/action/comedy that's got a tremendous cast but no structure or cohesive narrative to speak of. It's very self-consciously surreal, but never particularly funny and has no drama to speak of as the script writer seems to have just been making it up as he went.

Rating of
4/4

Ikkinbot - wrote on 03/13/2009

Odd and wonderful. The adventures of buckaroo banzai is a true cult classic. An old time serial movie where the hero can do anything and everything. The movie is funny, kind of campy, and always interesting. I have forced many a nervous viewer to watch this movie and they have almost uniformly loved it. I only wish there had been a sequel!

Rating of
3.5/4

Porkchop Express - wrote on 05/05/2007

Great actors and easily a classic for people who love the B type films. Comedy and Sci-fi mix is perfect. Buckaroo and his gang are extremely corny but are completely serious which makes for a great movie!

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Rating of
1.5/4

The Sole Adventure of 'Buckaroo Banzai'

Snoogans - wrote on 09/15/2011

This sci-fi heavy adventure drops us into an already pre-establish universe with it's own famous hero and his comrades, who are also members of their own pop/rock band. Buckaroo and his clan put their scientific, medical, and combat skills to the test when a group of aliens disguised as humans try to steal the gang's technology for traveling to the 8th dimension. That's about all I got from this story. The plot and characters have little explanation, or cohesion. The tone is hard to figure out. Everything's all jumbled together without much sense. I'd be more forgiving if the film was completely comical, but it isn't. The strange mix of various elements makes the film skip around in a jarring way. Individual moments are very creative and inspired. The look and feel of the …

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