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Starman Reviews

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Variety Staff
June 6, 2007
There is little that is original in Starman, but at least it has chosen good models.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The best special effects are in the first five minutes. Thereafter, it's all rather predictable.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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