The Futurist (2004) Nobody asked, but aspiring tunesmith Robert Downey Jr. apparently wanted to share a CD of originals (plus a pair of covers). Unfortunately, this dribbly effort,… 2004-11-23 Robert Downey Jr.
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The Futurist (2004)

Robert Downey Jr. | DOWNEY AND OUT Hmm, a D for the effort, but next time...well, let's hope there isn't a next time
DOWNEY AND OUT Hmm, a D for the effort, but next time...well, let's hope there isn't a next time
EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Nov 23, 2004; Lead Performance: Robert Downey Jr.

Nobody asked, but aspiring tunesmith Robert Downey Jr. apparently wanted to share a CD of originals (plus a pair of covers). Unfortunately, this dribbly effort, The Futurist lands him in the same category as Don Johnson circa 1987. Snarling away at lines like ''I'll see your face in every cloud/Down a Dewar's, laugh out loud,'' Downey displays neither a supple voice nor the ability to at least keep the beat. And actors wonder why we tease them when they try to sing.

Originally posted Nov 26, 2004 Published in issue #794 Nov 26, 2004 Order article reprints