Stardust

critic Reviews

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    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    The portrayal of Bowie is trying to the viewer. His character is either a stumbling, fumbling, fawn-eyed space cadet or an articulate, erudite conversationalist, depending on Range's whim.
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    Barry HertzGlobe and Mail
    [A] rock-star biopic without the music of said rock star ends up being a pointless exercise.
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    Michael OrdoñaLos Angeles Times
    When it comes to revealing something new about its subject, "Stardust" sadly lacks insight into the art.
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    Gary M. KramerSalon.com
    As Bowie takes everything in - the dingy motel rooms, the unappreciative audience - his expressions convey the obvious: he wishes this was better. It is hard not to have the same reaction to "Stardust."
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    Ignatiy VishnevetskyAV Club
    Lacking the real-life Bowie's music, artistry, or charisma, Stardust's lackluster version is simply a mediocre jerk who needs roleplaying therapy to deal with his demons.
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    Monica CastilloRogerEbert.com
    A rough draft that seems to be missing quite a few elements to make a good idea into a great movie.
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    Nestor BentancorNestor Cine Desde Hollywood
    Too small and pedestrian to capture a creative genius of galactic proportions. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Andrew ParkerThe Gate
    I like to believe that even the worst films have something good in them, but it's pretty hard to find that in Stardust.
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    Alan NgFilm Threat
    Overall, the movie's performances are good, not great, but enjoyable nonetheless.
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    Eric WebbAustin American-Statesman
    If at around this point you're thinking that Todd Haynes' mythic pseudo-Bowie riff "Velvet Goldmine" already covered this ground expertly: yes.
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