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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 70
    Justin Lowe The Hollywood Reporter

    Whimsically combining elements of sci-fi, drama and musical comedy, J. Anderson Mitchell and Jeremy Kipp Walker’s debut feature is a unique mashup that succeeds more by sheer originality than any singular reserve of talent. show more

  • 50
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    Ridiculousness played with a straight face, the film is endearing even if it's never quite hilarious. show more

  • 70
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    To call the film slight is an understatement, and its budget, particularly for a movie with genuine sci-fi elements, is miniscule. But it is so charming and sweet...and the songs are so winning that it is impossible not to fall for it. show more

  • 91
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    Smart in spite of its irreverence, "Future Folk" is the weirdest, most enjoyable fusion of genres you'll see this year. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

    Even as an apocalyptic plot-pushing rescue mission unfolds, slapstick police chases keep the level of diverting quirk high, and the husband-wife/father-daughter dynamics remain central. show more

  • 70
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    It may not make much sense in a brief plot summary, but it makes perfect, daffy sense on the screen. show more

  • 70
    Robert Koehler Variety

    Close encounters of the charming kind infuse The History of Future Folk, which will likely be remembered as the first neo-hipster Brooklyn sci-fi movie. show more

  • 60
    Sheri Linden Los Angeles Times

    The movie could have made its points — war is bad; music is the universal language — in half the time. But the harmonies are sweet, the acoustic picking impressive. show more

  • June 03, 2013 jondevr
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    Everything $100,000,000 in studio money can\'t buy: heart, soul, simplicity, and fun.

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