Firmly ensconced in the geeky pantheon of computer legends since high school, Richard Garriott can afford to pursue his dreams - even the wildly improbable ones. For instance, following in his astronaut father's footsteps. NASA won't take you because of bad eyes? No problem! Pioneer your own private space industry and buy a $30 million seat on a Russian Soyuz. Richly funny and invigorating, Man on a Mission tags along with Richard on his years-long quest to be the second Garriott into space. And maybe come back.
- Mike Woolf
- Richard Garriott, Owen Garriott, Sergey Brin, Stephen Colbert, Anousheh Ansari, Greg Olsen
"Man on a Mission," the most expensive home movie ever made, is one man's genial account of his trip into outer space.Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 01.12.2012
A must-see for stargazers of all ages.Ronnie Scheib, Variety, 01.12.2012
It's a bit precious in its narcissistic point of view, but still a kick to watch the hopelessly devoted astronaut wannabe fulfill his wildest dream.Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, 01.19.2012
This documentary about a private citizen's journey into space plays like the most expensive home movie ever made.Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, 01.11.2012