Dark Star Reviews

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December 9, 2019
All good fun, without much substance or lasting power.
November 15, 2010
An enjoyable lightweight outer-space hippie spoof.
November 4, 2010
... a grungy, darkly humorous declaration that, in the end, boredom and human slovenliness trumps technology and high ideals.
October 26, 2010
It wouldn't be a cult classic if everybody liked it, now would it?
June 21, 2010
John Carpenter's guerilla undermining of the pomposity of space odysseys
June 6, 2007
Hats off nonetheless to young whippersnapper John Carpenter, whose studenty tale of space tedium, aliens and molasses-black humour remains approximately a thousand times better than the director's last 15 years.
June 6, 2007
Uneven but enjoyable.
June 6, 2007
By introducing human eccentricities into the cold structure of SF, Carpenter creates a vision of the technological future that is both disillusioned and oddly affirmative in its insistence on the unscientific survival of emotional frailty.
June 6, 2007
An intermittently hilarious satire on 2001.
June 6, 2007
The dim comedy consists of sophomoric notations and mistimed one-liners.
April 26, 2007
Isn't nearly as funny as it once was...but it nonetheless has its amusing moments.
March 24, 2007
Conta com idias e momentos interessantes e divertidos, mas a precariedade tcnica acaba comprometendo a experincia.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Sheer delight.
August 6, 2005
May 9, 2005
There are some funny routines here, though Mr. Carpenter doesn't seem to have cared much about integrating or sustaining them.
January 21, 2005
October 23, 2004
A berserk combination of space opera, intelligent bombs, and beach balls from other worlds.
March 7, 2004
It's the wonderful combination of sly humor and intelligence that characterizes Carpenter's best work.
July 1, 2003
This little cult classic, even from the distance of nearly three decades and even with all limitations of its budget and age, looks much brighter than its title would indicate.
March 19, 2003
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