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Starbuck Reviews

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May 13, 2013
Like they say in the sperm-donation business, it's all in the genes, and Huard possesses the ideal DNA to breed 'Starbuck' into quite a stud.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 3, 2013
The other reason "Starbuck" succeeds as a movie is that it goes more for the heart than for the big laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 2, 2013
A high-concept comedy that peddles some slapstick laughs and life lessons but little insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 22, 2013
It's a far-fetched premise, though one that's brought down to Earth by Scott's emotionally upbeat writing, his brisk direction, and Huard's nimble, large-hearted performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 16, 2013
Trite-sounding comic premise is lifted by a winning performance by Patrick Huard.
April 12, 2013
This is froth, but it's good froth.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 11, 2013
Rather than a jolting shot of joe, this French-Canadian comedy is a soothing cup of warm cocoa.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 11, 2013
"Starbuck" is essentially a situation comedy, but what a situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2013
Never mind high concept, this is high conception.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 3, 2013
"Starbuck" is one of those high-concept yet formulaic, sitcom-like comedies that gets by on charm and speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 1, 2013
The screenplay, by director Ken Scott and Michael Petit is a true original.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 31, 2013
The pace is leisurely, the coincidences just a little too pat, but the momentum Huard brings to this befuddled human being has too much heart to let that matter
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 31, 2013
While overly contrived and often slight, Starbuck is a feel-good comedy to be rivalled and benefits immensely from a snappy, wry screenplay and charming performance from Huard.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
March 29, 2013
'Starbuck' is no father figure
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 29, 2013
It's silly and a bit sappy, but it works, in a crowd-pleasing way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 28, 2013
Director Ken Scott, who also cowrote the script with Martin Petit, has fashioned a story that starts out low-key and gradually builds in its emotional expansiveness.
March 28, 2013
The film seems aware when it's being shameless ... and its goodhearted generosity is utterly endearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 28, 2013
Huard carries a great deal of the comedy, making sure Starbuck has an accessible funny bone to go along with its engorged heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 28, 2013
It has a tender resolution, abundant humor, memorable supporting characters -- and plenty of other beautiful surprises, too.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 24, 2013
...has an amusing premise and likable cast, but while it's pleasant enough to watch it never really achieves lift off.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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