Stardust

critic Reviews

, 31% Rotten Tomatometer Score
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    Marjorie BaumgartenAustin Chronicle
    Even though Stardust is not coated in gossamer, the film still has some glittery moments.
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    Kate ErblandindieWire
    ... a biopic that's too buttoned-up - and never as out-there as its inspiration.
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    Steve PondTheWrap
    Range catches a break by depicting a promo tour on which Bowie was forbidden from performing because of a visa problem, but it's still disconcerting to watch the genesis of an artist when you can't hear the art he's making.
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    David RooneyHollywood Reporter
    Stardust is a mostly listless odyssey, its lack of excitement compounded by the absence of Bowie's music.
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    Owen GleibermanVariety
    Given the excitement of the subject, what a prosaic and sodden journey it is!
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    Todd GilchristWhat to Watch
    Johnny Flynn (Song One) does his best to fill Bowie's high-heeled mary janes, even if director and co-writer Gabriel Range (Death of a President) doesn't do much but meander as the rock star teeters on the precipice of superstardom.
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    Robert KojderFlickering Myth
    This is one Starman that's coming crashing down to Earth, so better luck for the next lift-off on a David Bowie biopic
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    Steve MorrisseyRadio Times
    If you're looking for a nit to pick, it's one of the very few to be found in this thoughtful and vastly entertaining study of the starman in the making.
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    Melissa Anderson4Columns
    Stardust reaches a nadir in the already debased genre of rock-star docudramas. Low-budget LARPing, the film may be most memorable for the number of wigs that seem to have been scraped out of the bottom of a Party City remainder bin.
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    Kurt LoderCreators Syndicate
    "It takes a real man to wear pink and pull it off," he says.
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