Set Fire To The Stars

2015

Set Fire To The Stars (2015)

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Critic 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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An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas. (C) Strand

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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (14)

Gorgeous, evocative and well performed ...

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 11, 2015 | Full Review…

Stylistically assured and tastefully appointed.

Jun 11, 2015 | Full Review…
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[A] watchable but thematically repetitive drama about Welsh poet Dylan Thomas' arrival in America in 1950.

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

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