Starman Reviews

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Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011

Jeff Bridges as appealing alien; best for teens.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
July 29, 2009

Bridges' portrayal of Starman can be as hard to take as the lapses in logic.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Variety Staff
Top Critic
June 6, 2007

There is little that is original in Starman, but at least it has chosen good models.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 6, 2007

An enjoyable film filled with the kind of sensitivity, love, and humor seldom seen on today's screens.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
June 6, 2007

It isn't pleasant to watch a talented filmmaker like John Carpenter willfully distort his personality to fit a commercial (read Spielbergian) profile, and only the opening suspense-horror sequences have the weight of real involvement.

Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

The best special effects are in the first five minutes. Thereafter, it's all rather predictable.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 30, 2004

Early Jeff Bridges starrer is fun sci-fi.

| Original Score: 4/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
October 23, 2004

Starman contains the potential to be a very silly movie, but the two actors have so much sympathy for their characters that the movie, advertised as space fiction, turns into one of 1984's more touching love stories.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003

Carpenter is a master of framing for widescreen, and Starman is certainly a forum for him to show off his prowess behind the lens.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

In Mr. Bridges' hands [his role] becomes the occasion for a sweetly affecting characterization -- a fine showcase for the actor's blend of grace, precision and seemingly offhanded charm.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 12, 2002

As science fiction, it's decent enough, but it finds its real power as a weird, offbeat romance. Bridges has rarely been better.

| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002

Provides an opportunity for us to look afresh at ourselves and to ponder what it means to be children of the Universe.

Christopher Null
November 4, 2001

One of John Carpenter's best films.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
September 11, 2001

Sweet, smart and wonderfully acted.

Full Review | Original Score: 82/100
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000

Starman is more of a love story than a sci-fi movie. Take your girlfriend.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
December 23, 2006

| Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
October 21, 2005

| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
July 29, 2005

| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 5, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 8, 2004

| Original Score: 3/5
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