“Boasts Of Something New, Different, A Sattire Genius, In Which Ways It Is, But So Much A Stuck Up Unprecedented Knowing "Cult" It Fails At Being. The Plus Result Is Very Uncultish In My Eyes View.”
Marginally more inspired and certainly more likable than Snakes on a Plane or The Human Centipede as net-spawned exploitation fodder goes, but you can safely wait for the DVD.
Mike McCahill - Guardian [UK]
It's not terrible, by any means: just not nearly as funny or cruel as its killer premise suggests.
Andrew Pulver - Guardian [UK]
In space, no one can hear you laugh either.
William Goss - Film.com
It's Nazis from space. Cult movie fans will basically know what to expect. It's just a shame it couldn't have been a bit better.
Catherine Bray - Film4
To its credit, while routinely stupid, it is playfully so - and it gets over the line through sheer force of charm. A "triumph of the will", if you catch our drift. (Sorry.)
Patrick Kolan - Shotgun Critic
Shock horror: hilariously terrible-sounding movie ends up being nowhere near as fun as you might hope. This does not bode well for my time-travelling monkey idea.
Matt Looker - TheShiznit.co.uk
Great idea, lousy execution: "Iron Sky" boasts one of the zaniest premises in recent memory, and somehow manages to squander most of its potential.
Jeff Shannon - Seattle Times
The film hasn't the budget to match its dizzying concept, nor the wit to fill the gaps between.
Matt Glasby - Flicks.co.nz
Despite some ill-advised turns of tonality, Iron Sky remains intriguing, submitting a lively sci-fi vision with a pronounced historical playfulness, keeping the feature eager to please and out to awe.
Brian Orndorf - Blu-ray.com
History tells us that you can't fake trash classics and you can't manufacture a cult.
Tara Brady - Irish Times
The jokes are spasmodic, as satirically weightless as playing golf on the moon.
Philip French - Observer [UK]
Re-watch the teaser trailer, skip the final production.
Sam Bathe - Fan The Fire
A space-ploitation brain fart.
Ed Whitfield - The Ooh Tray
Nazis on the moon! What could be more brilliantly bonkers than the lunatic premise of satirical sci-fi action comedy Iron Sky? Sadly, Finnish director Timo Vuorensola fails to make the most of his conceit.
Jason Best - Movie Talk
The space battle scenes are impressive, Julia Dietze is sexy and demure as the Nazi schoolteacher sent to Earth and there are genuinely funny moments.
Mark Adams - Daily Mirror [UK]
Lowballing schlock and nothing more.
David Jenkins - Little White Lies
Mark Kermode - BBC Radio Five Live
Stylishly made with some terrific effects, Iron Sky also draws on everything from Star Wars to Dr Strangelove, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and a Sarah Palin-style US President in Stephanie Paul...
Graham Young - Birmingham Post
Completely fails to deliver on its basic premise and is ultimately disappointing, thanks to a lazy script, poor performances and ham-fisted direction.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Madchens in tight blouses, space travelling stormtroopers, - was ist not to like?
Tim Evans - Sky Movies
Balls, that core factor found in the best political satires, is what Iron Sky is lacking.
Matthew Pejkovic - Matt's Movie Reviews
Let's face it: it's Nazis from the Moon invading Earth in flying saucers, if you're expecting anything other than abject absurdity, you're in the wrong movie.
Tim Martain - The Mercury
Tries to present itself as a comedy with some elements of satire, but it's a complete misfire dragged down by a strange blend of Grindhouse cinema that takes itself too seriously.
Cameron Williams - The Popcorn Junkie
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
Iron Sky really could have been something if only someone had written a decent script.
Leigh Paatsch - Herald Sun (Australia)
It's just not smart enough to truly work.
Glenn Dunks - Trespass
The performances are fine and the film, mainly shot in the studios on the Gold Coast, looks terrific most of the time; it's the script that needed more oomph.
David Stratton - At the Movies (Australia)
If you like your sci-fi strange, and if you appreciate "little films that can - and do", you just might groove to this. I did.
CJ Johnson - ABC Radio (Australia)
Bold, brave and over-the-top with its fearless, irreverence and political satire.
Louise Keller - Urban Cinefile
The production values are extraordinary. Yet for all its chutzpah, matters begin to go awry once the Nazi army descends on Earth, where they lose their sense of comedic power.
Ed Gibbs - The Sunday Age
It would have been better if director Timo Vuorensola had squeezed every drop of high camp out of the screenplay and given the film over entirely to wicked black pleasure
Andrew L. Urban - Urban Cinefile
Mercifully, Iron Sky is not interested in being bad, which is fortunate, because I have no interest in watching something bad.
Simon Miraudo - Quickflix
Someone is bound to create a mash-up of the film's effects sequences into a very cool half-hour highlight package... and that will ultimately become the best way to watch it.
Simon Foster - sbs.com.au
Insert your own 'lunar' pun here - this is a true space oddity.
Philip De Semlyen - Empire Magazine
The production design and visual effects are so standout, it threatens to betray the film's delightfully kitschy B-movie premise.
Anders Wotzke - Moviedex
It's an ancestor to the Mel Brooks genre spoof movies and even (in it's own cheap, camp, determinedly silly way) the black, politically charged satire of Dr. Strangelove.
Rob Beames - What Culture
'Iron Sky' just proves that even the dumbest idea needs a smart mind behind it.
Tom Huddleston - Time Out
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Cole Abaius - Film School Rejects