The Last Starfighter - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Last Starfighter Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 12, 2014
It embraces its derivativeness and runs with it to deliver a fun kids space opera that's simple, but exciting.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 2, 2011
full of 80s cheese, but for someone like me who grew up with this kind of stuff, it was the perfect escape
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Orndorf
August 26, 2009
One of the few successful Spielberg clones, administering the usual routine of aliens and mouth-agape wonder with friendly determination and a perfect, just perfect, game boy screenwriting hook.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean Axmaker
August 17, 2009
The simplistic plot and simple story work thanks to the energy and light touch of director Nick Castle.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 12, 2009
Charmingly hokey...takes the suburban-working-class-folks-meet-space-aliens paradigm of early Spielberg and marries it to Lucas' Star Wars. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Keith Breese
May 24, 2009
the rousing kind of kid flick that inspires ten-year-old boys to grab broomsticks, storm the neighborhood hill, and go nuts on pretend aliens with ridiculous faux karate moves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
February 21, 2008
Definite "Star Wars" influenced, this trailer park adventure takes off, succeeds on own.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Great fun, with some truly comical moments; a must for pulp-heads and video-junkies.
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
February 11, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 18, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
May 27, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Josh Gilchrist
Billings Outpost (Montana)
October 5, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
August 16, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Gerry Shamray
Your Movies (
April 13, 2003
Overlooked sci-fi tale. Great fun.
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
March 28, 2003
If you're going to shamelessly rip off Star Wars, make sure you do it with as much spirit as this film.
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
February 2, 2003
A cult classic long overdue its proper respect!
| Original Score: 4/5
Luis Martinez
December 12, 2002
A children's movie. Good visuals...plot no so good.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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