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  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Presumably intended as an inspiring portrait of a private individual daring to live his dream of traveling in space, Man on a Mission instead comes across as a cautionary tale about having too much time and money on your hands. show more

  • 38
    Joseph Jon Lanthier Slant Magazine

    Oh, the things that money can buy. show more

  • 12
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Completely lacking in imagination and purpose, this vanity project might suffice as a home movie, but it's hardly worth the expense and bother of seeing it in a theater. show more

  • 60
    Joshua Rothkopf Time Out New York

    Dreams like Garriott's shouldn't be available only to the highest bidder. If you end up taking the kid in your life to go see it, urge them to start saving their allowance. show more

  • 67
    Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle

    While Man on a Mission doesn't precisely neuter Garriott's weirder ways, it does push them aside for a more boilerplate message of the father/son bond. show more

  • 70
    Betsy Sharkey Los Angeles Times

    It's a bit precious in its narcissistic point of view, but still a kick to watch the hopelessly devoted astronaut wannabe fulfill his wildest dream. show more

  • 70
    Ronnie Scheib Variety

    A must-see for stargazers of all ages. show more

  • 60
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    The most expensive home movie ever made, is one man's genial account of his trip into outer space. show more

  • 40
    Nick Pinkerton Village Voice

    It should be mentioned that Garriott's father, Owen, was himself a Skylab astronaut, a fact of which much is made - but that only more obviously shows Man on a Mission for what it is: a puffed-up home movie. show more

  • 75
    The A.V. Club

    A disarmingly enthusiastic documentary about how its subject eventually found his own way into orbit. show more

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