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The Last Starfighter Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 8, 2002
Thankfully this Star Wars rip-off doesn't take itself seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 25, 2007
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 31, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
July 24, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 13, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
June 26, 2002
It's not an award-winner or cult classic, but The Last Starfighter is certainly one of the coolest "cable flicks" you're likely to come across.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
Rebecca Murray
August 16, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Great fun, with some truly comical moments; a must for pulp-heads and video-junkies.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 16, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Sean Axmaker
August 17, 2009
The simplistic plot and simple story work thanks to the energy and light touch of director Nick Castle.
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
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 18, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Top Critic

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