Radio Free Albemuth

2014 • 111 minutes
174 reviews
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From sci-fi author Philip K. Dick (Blade Runner, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly) comes his most prophetic thriller to date. It's 1985 in an alternate reality and Berkeley record store clerk Nick Brady (Jonathan Scarfe, Perception) begins to experience strange visions transmitted from an extra-terrestrial source he calls VALIS. He uproots his family and moves to Los Angeles where he becomes a successful music executive with a secret mission to overthrow the oppressive government led by US President Fremont (Scott Wilson - The Walking Dead). With the help of his best friend, sci-fi writer, Philip K. Dick himself (Shea Whigham - Boardwalk Empire, American Hustle) and a beautiful, mysterious woman named Silvia (Alanis Morissette - Weeds), Nick finds himself drawn into a conspiracy of cosmic, mind-shattering proportions. Although it might cost them their freedom or even their lives, they join forces to expose the dangerous truth about the corrupt regime.
174 reviews
A Google user
August 6, 2014
So, you're thinking there aren't many movies out right now and this one might be ok during the lull. If you rent this movie, you will hate yourself in the morning for wasting $4 and minutes of your life (30 for me before I turned the movie off). What's bad - screenplay, cinematography, actor dialog/screen presence/delivery, editing...well, for every category for which an academy award is given this thing gets an "F". Terrible.
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Ad C
July 26, 2016
This is about the Black Knight satellite about mind control about the slavery of mankind and about the resonance of mythical memory. Beyond life and death. Probably everyone involved with this project read valis and so their holes and gaps in the understanding which people may not grasp. If you like dick and you want to be entertained go for the new Total Recall but if you like dick and you want to think this is an interesting political fable. I do wish Sir Paul McCartney had been involved with it.
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Eric Nixon
July 3, 2014
This was the first book by Philip K. Dick that I ever read (1986). I was expecting far more leeway to be taken with the story line as has been done with other Philip K. Dick stories converted to movie form. I'm glad this was crowed funded an not ruined by Hollywood. Now to go back and read the book again.