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Starbuck Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Like they say in the sperm-donation business, it's all in the genes, and Huard possesses the ideal DNA to breed 'Starbuck' into quite a stud.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: B

May 13, 2013
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis

The other reason "Starbuck" succeeds as a movie is that it goes more for the heart than for the big laughs.

Full Review Source: Suburban Journals of St. Louis | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 3, 2013
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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A high-concept comedy that peddles some slapstick laughs and life lessons but little insight.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 2, 2013
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Despite (or because of) Huard's mugging, 'Starbuck' is more likely to cause queasiness than smiles of contentment.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: D

April 25, 2013
Sean O'Connell
CinemaBlend.com

It's a far-fetched premise, though one that's brought down to Earth by Scott's emotionally upbeat writing, his brisk direction, and Huard's nimble, large-hearted performance.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 22, 2013
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

What begins as a cute idea grows annoyingly sentimental before it is through.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 19, 2013
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Trite-sounding comic premise is lifted by a winning performance by Patrick Huard.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

April 16, 2013
Marc Mohan
Oregonian

For a story about a man on the cusp of belated adulthood, "Starbuck" has some growing up of its own to do.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: C

April 12, 2013
Tom Long
Detroit News
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This is froth, but it's good froth.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

April 12, 2013
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
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Rather than a jolting shot of joe, this French-Canadian comedy is a soothing cup of warm cocoa.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 11, 2013
John Anderson
Newsday
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"Starbuck" is essentially a situation comedy, but what a situation.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

April 11, 2013
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Never mind high concept, this is high conception.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 4, 2013
Steven Boone
Chicago Sun-Times
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"Starbuck" is one of those high-concept yet formulaic, sitcom-like comedies that gets by on charm and speed.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 3, 2013
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The screenplay, by director Ken Scott and Michael Petit is a true original.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B

April 1, 2013
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews

The pace is leisurely, the coincidences just a little too pat, but the momentum Huard brings to this befuddled human being has too much heart to let that matter

Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

March 31, 2013
Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered

While overly contrived and often slight, Starbuck is a feel-good comedy to be rivalled and benefits immensely from a snappy, wry screenplay and charming performance from Huard.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 7/10

March 31, 2013
Ian Buckwalter
Washington City Paper

Scott's take on the importance of family is an admirable one, to a point, until it moves past that to espouse an uncomfortably regressive morality.

Full Review Source: Washington City Paper | Original Score: 5/10

March 29, 2013
James Verniere
Boston Herald

'Starbuck' is no father figure

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B

March 29, 2013
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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It's silly and a bit sappy, but it works, in a crowd-pleasing way.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 29, 2013
Mark Dujsik
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Like its likeable loser hero ... the movie aims for a lower rung, grabs the bar, and, without much ambition to guide it, hangs there with no desire to climb any higher.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 28, 2013
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