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Astronaut Farmer

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Michael Polish

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About the Movie

Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton and Academy Award nominee Virginia Madsen star in this inspiring, uplifting and heart-warming story of one family's quest for the stars. Thornton plays Charlie Farmer, a man determined to fly his own rocket into outer space. His family, and soon the entire town believe in his dream and join him in the adventure of a lifetime. Together, they challenge the system and discover the true meaning of courage and pioneer spirit.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 135
  • Fresh: 78
  • Rotten: 57
  • Average Rating: 6.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The Astronaut Farmer's goofy quality makes it totally endearing. It's also super entertaining. Critics are fond of referring to movies as a 'great ride.' With this one, the words couldn't be more apt. – Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 24, 2007

Rotten: From the very first shot of Thornton on horseback, herding stray cattle in his spacesuit, this is a work that often feels orchestrated instead of inspired, literal rather than ethereal. – Janice Page, Boston Globe, Nov 24, 2011

Fresh: It's hard not to like a movie so determined to make you feel the love of a family, to make you feel that every dream can become a reality and that every mortgage can be rescued by the sudden death of a family member and his inheritance. – Jack Mathews, New York Daily News, Apr 12, 2007

Rotten: The value of [Farmer's] dream and its potential for destruction are irrelevant. Refusing to accept defeat is all that matters -- at least if you're the designated good guy. – Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


I love how Farmer puts his mind into training to be an astronaut. (SPOILER) I sort of feel bad for him because no one believes in him, put he makes it to space.

Great Family Movie!

When I watched this I was amazed on how well they made this movie! It's a great movie to watch with the fam! I enjoyed it a lot and it is a great motivation on chasing your dreams and pursuing them and even if you fail at it don't give up because there's always a chance to try it again!


This movie is really bad. They try to align with a previous space (Mercury) program, but it comes off worse than a Saturday morning cartoon. Don't waste your time.

Astronaut Farmer
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2007

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