Set Fire To The Stars 2015

Set Fire to the Stars

Critics Consensus

Set Fire to the Stars doesn't quite do justice to its legendary real-life protagonist, but thanks to Celyn Jones' spirited performance, it occasionally comes close.

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In 1950, poet John Brinnin (Elijah Wood) invites Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (Celyn Jones) to New York and Connecticut, where he tries to detoxify the heavy-drinking writer.

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All Critics (43) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (18)

  • Gorgeous, evocative and well performed ...

    June 18, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The film wallows too much in its subject's glumness, but it comes alive whenever TV actor and co-writer Celyn Jones, whose only previous film credit is 2005's Lassie, plays Thomas as a big shaggy dog.

    June 13, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • As tedious as "Set Fire to the Stars" gets, it remains watchable courtesy of the stunning black and white cinematography by Chris Seager.

    June 12, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • "Set Fire to the Stars" barely skims the surface of characters you wish had been given more dimension, but as a snapshot of postwar academia and its pretensions, it exerts a creepy fascination.

    June 11, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Stylistically assured and tastefully appointed.

    June 11, 2015 | Full Review…

    Mark Jenkins

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  • [A] watchable but thematically repetitive drama about Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' arrival in America in 1950.

    June 11, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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