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Starsuckers Reviews

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The tone elsewhere is too often hectoring and self-righteous: a team of salesmen exhorting us not to listen to salesmen.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 30, 2009
Robert Hanks
Independent

A shambling mix of strained metaphor and truism in the service of a silly conspiracy theory.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

October 30, 2009
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

Starsuckers, a rather gimmicky documentary, certainly fails to contribute much to the table.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

October 30, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]

This lively, ludic documentary about fame, celebrity and the mass media is an entertaining mess.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

November 6, 2009
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

Atkins manages to convey a mass of information in a highly palatable form, at the same time as prompting his viewers to challenge and scrutinise everything that they see and hear - including, of course, his own arguments.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

October 28, 2009
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

A sobering and thought-provoking film.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 4/5

October 30, 2009
Jon Fortgang
Film4

This provocative, proudly partisan but consistently entertaining doc is compulsory viewing not just for everyone working within the media, but for anyone who watches TV, reads the papers, surfs the net or has to walk down a city street.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

October 30, 2009
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Atkins is keener to bring comedy to the subject with a series of stunts that make for amusing if hardly revelatory watching

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2009
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

While this documentary is packed with critical and entertaining material, it has no central through-line to hold it together

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3/5

November 4, 2009
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

A lot of valid points are scored in passing against the celebrity-industrial complex, but there's not enough real news here.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2009
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

An entertaining, thought-provoking and necessary attack on today's celebrity-obsessed media.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2009

It's sobering stuff that refuses to let anyone off the hook.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 4/5

October 30, 2009
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

A more chaotic mixture of good and bad. Its faults include a tiresomely hectoring narrator and an approach that tries to cram far too many disparate thoughts into 100 minutes.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2009
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Knocking celeb culture might be like shooting fish in a barrel, but documentary activist Chris Atkins gets a pretty loud bang.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2009
Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)

Atkins deserves credit for a lively and thought-provoking documentary on a subject more suitable to a book than a film.

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (UK) | Original Score: 4/5

November 6, 2009
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