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86 Ratings

The Astronaut Farmer

Directed by Michael Polish
United States, 2006


A NASA astronaut (Thornton), forced to retire years earlier so he could save his family farm, has never give up his dream of space travel and looks to build his own rocket, despite the government’s threats to stop him.

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The Astronaut Farmer Directed by Michael Polish

Critics reviews

There’s no respect for the viewer’s intelligence in The Astronaut Farmer, a piece of mythmaking stupidity opening commercially this week. It’s a fictional story, but the way it’s constructed suggests the filmmakers want us to believe it could be true—which a cameo by Jay Leno helps to reinforce.
February 23, 2007
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