A Star is Born Reviews

March 6, 2019
A Star is Born rarely stops seeming manufactured; it can't disguise its manipulations or the process of the storytelling. You see the tangled strings, not the puppets.
March 6, 2019
The trouble with rock 'n' roll in A Star Is Born is that there isn't any. The soundtrack is filled with homogenized harmonics passing for rock, but not a single song is good enough even to be counterfeit.
October 10, 2018
Barbra Streisand's fantastic singing voice shows to the best advantage her incredible talent. The movie falls short of greatness, but it compares more than favorably not only with the usual concert film but also with the current love stories on film.
October 3, 2018
This version vaunts its modernity by vulgarising everything in sight.
October 3, 2018
The new A Star Is Born has the rare distinction of being a superlative remake.
November 28, 2006
Barbara Streisand. Is. A Star Is Born. And two-shots have never been so completely arbitrary.
May 9, 2005
A transistorized remake, louder than ever, but very small in terms of its being about anything whatsoever.
October 23, 2004
We can't feel a thing between Kristofferson and Streisand. We don't sense any chemistry, we don't know why these two people are drawn to each other and why they should be important to each other.
January 1, 2000
This is supposed to be an attack on Hollywood, but it seems that Cukor has tunnel vision.