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Five Star Day Reviews

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Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
November 6, 2011
A romantic reminder of less-enlightened times when asking a woman her astrological sign was actually a viable pickup line.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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AV Club
November 5, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
November 3, 2011
5 Star Day has a low-key air that often works, allowing its characters to behave like people instead of twee constructions.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
November 2, 2011
The uneven script, repetitive tropes and over-indulgence of actorly bits slow the pace, tipping youthful casualness into complacency.
November 2, 2011
The joy of taking charge
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
November 1, 2011
Mr. Gigandet shows surprising sensitivity and sweetness previously untapped. He's not what I expected, and neither is Five Star Day.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
October 6, 2011
Isn't an exceptional feature, but its sensitivity and dedication to the comfort of strangers is quite appealing. It tenders a sweet message about human attachment and kindness, creating a gentle ambiance that's consistently engaging.
Full Review | Original Score: B
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
February 14, 2012
As indie films go, "5 Star Day" has good production values, strong performances, and compelling cinematography. It's the premise, plot, and character development that keep it from being successful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 5, 2012
I'm sure writer/director Danny Buday was trying to make something profound, yet he displays a chronic inability to generate momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 3, 2011
Buday's script is directionless and his direction listless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
November 3, 2011
You don't need a horoscope to know it's a bad sign when the quirky, jumbled, plodding plot is incredibly implausible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 2, 2011
The script lacks the depth to transcend its cutesy gimmick and -- as with the misleading horoscopes that fuel the plot -- the film never approaches a five star level.
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
November 2, 2011
(The film) has its charms but is more often than not overly talky and serious...A lighter touch on (writer-director Danny) Buday's part would have likely made the film more entertaining as well as more endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
November 1, 2011
There's nothing more dispiriting about a movie than a trust in star magnetism that isn't returned in actual projected wattage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
November 1, 2011
A drippy ending erases all the hopes you've built up and forces you to conclude that this wasn't such a well-thought-out film after all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 1, 2011
Gigandet fills every close-up with flirtatious face wrinkles, embarrassed smiles, and anything else he can think of, to the point where Jake seems downright spastic.
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
November 1, 2011
Danny Buday's film is not so much skeptical of astrology as confused about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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