Maps to the Stars Reviews

Page 1 of 8
June 26, 2020
David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars gives us a satirical look at the world that surround Hollywood society with several controversial scenes that, sometimes, do not impress as expected. [Full review in Spanish]
January 9, 2020
The problem with Maps to the Stars is not in its stars, but in its script. Penned by screenwriter and novelist Bruce Wagner, it's morbid and muddled.
September 19, 2019
A maudlin brew of wacky circumstances and over-the-top flourishes that sometimes work, but, more often than not, fall flat the longer running the time wears on.
May 25, 2019
It's an unoriginal concept but rarely has this story been told with such visual flair, narrative ingenuity and, despite a character uttering a pivotal fact in the first act, mystery.
April 3, 2019
Maps revels in Hollywood's many grotesqueries yet crucially lacks the cool wit and intelligence that comes hand-in-hand with a Cronenberg on his A-game. Overbearingly catty, there's little actual meat underneath all the ghoulish cosmetics.
October 21, 2018
Strange as it may sound, this is one of the most enjoyable films of the year.
August 27, 2018
The feral, schizophrenic granddaughter of Sunset Boulevard, acknowledging the allure of Hollywood while revealing its darker side.
August 22, 2018
The script has just enough humor to elicit cringes, eyebrow raises and laughter in proper proportion, and while the events are plenty shocking, you might also be surprised at how much you enjoy watching them unfold.
August 22, 2018
It's a pretty tall order to pull off this mixture of lowbrow hijinks and astute ribbing, but Cronenberg and his game cast do so with tongue placed firmly in cheek and without diluting their stinging Tinseltown deconstruction one iota.
August 7, 2018
Maps to the Stars is a funny, gross movie, with more than a little sleaze.
February 16, 2018
[Screenwriter Bruce] Wagner's vision has been outdone by Matthew Stokoe's brutal novel "High Life" or even Dan Gilroy's tabloid saga "Nightcrawler."
January 12, 2018
The dark side of Hollywood is a subgenre in itself and, within it, Maps to the Stars does not navigate a particularly original route. [Full review in Spanish]
January 5, 2018
By the end, the only thing I really wanted more of was Moore and the sparkling script.
October 25, 2017
It's bleak, funny and twisted.
October 17, 2017
[Moore is] back this week in Maps to the Stars, baring her all (literally) in a film that just isn't worthy of it.
September 27, 2017
... as fitting, seductive and gruesome as it is, Maps to the Stars somewhat feels at odds with the director's insistence that the film is anything but a satirical apocalypse.
August 24, 2017
Maps to the Stars romanticizes the mentally ill and their darkness. Agatha and Benjie aren't real characters. They're incest victims, sexual predators, half-baked half-sketched people-types.
June 16, 2017
Part of what's exciting about Maps to the Stars, David Cronenberg and Bruce Wagner's new film about Los Angeles, is the inventiveness and ease with which it stakes out a dark corner of territory under the bright California sun.
May 23, 2017
The film becomes the purest of horror film, the sort of picture where once the lights come up, we thank whatever deity we adore that, despite our own ample flaws, we are not these people.
June 18, 2016
So here's a mean, nasty little piece of work - and I have a feeling director David Cronenberg would take that as the compliment it's intended to be.
Page 1 of 8