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A Star is Born (1976)




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Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson headline this updated fourth remake of the sudsy romantic tragedy. The tale centers on the tumultuous relationship between a nearly washed up rock star and the talented lady singer whom he makes famous, falls in love with, and then deeply resents when her career takes off to the stratosphere. The film produced the hit song "Evergreen."more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By: ,
Written By: William Wellman, Robert Carson, John Gregory Dunne, Joan Didion, Frank Pierson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 21, 2004
Warner Bros. Pictures


Barbra Streisand
as Esther Hoffman
Kris Kristofferson
as John Norman Howard
Gary Busey
as Bobbie Ritchie
Oliver Clark
as Gary Danziger
Clydie King
as The Oreo
Clyde King
as One of the Oreos
Marta Heflin
as Quentin
M.G. Kelly
as Bebe Jesus
Sally Kirkland
as Photographer
Tony Orlando
as Himself
Stephen Bruton
as The Speedway
Venetta Fields
as One of the Oreos
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Critic Reviews for A Star is Born

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

A dreary and bloated production that can't sustain its 140-minute running time (the 1954 version is even longer at 176 minutes, but it feels like a live-action short when compared to this one).

Full Review… | March 7, 2013
Creative Loafing

While in its romantic and romanticized particulars, this A Star Is Born can often seem silly, hoary, disjointed or meandering, the essence of the showbiz narrative still exerts a powerful pull... [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | February 25, 2013
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Audience Reviews for A Star is Born

Very good movie. As always Barbara Streisand has a phonoemenal voice and despite Kris Kristostofferson's hairyness and his drug and alchohol abuse it was a very good movie.

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer


Barbra sings like an angel but this is a crass vulgar shadow of the classic Judy version. Stick with that one

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

After one remake, they decided to redo A Star is Born for a second time in the seventies and ended up with crud. Utterly barfy.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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