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Stardust Reviews

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
July 25, 2012
Low-budget sci-fi disaster with some swearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
August 10, 2007
While Stardust gets the overall fantasy tone right, it stumbles in the details.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 13, 2009
This star is not as much of a beauty as it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 10, 2007
There are lots of good things in the movie, but they play more like vaudeville acts than part of a coherent plot. It's a film you enjoy in pieces, but the jigsaw never gets solved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 9, 2007
Stardust piles on the conflict and the bombast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 10, 2007
The strained, too-long Stardust is way off the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
August 11, 2007
There are parts of this film that actually try to fly. The vast majority though is grounded in a level of labored levity that never provides the wings - or the wherewithal - to get airborne.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
OhmyNews.com
August 9, 2007
I was blinded by a thunderstorm of mediocre special effects, a boisterous soundtrack that makes Transformers seem like a Miles Davis record, and slapped with frustration over the film's unbelievable inertia.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Karl French
Financial Times
October 19, 2007
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
August 9, 2007
I'm a sucker for fantasies, but this one is so undistinguished and arbitrary that it left few traces in my consciousness, apart from the impression that the filmmakers resort to cruelty whenever they run out of ideas, which is often.
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
October 19, 2007
Brutally disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 13, 2007
The kind of genre-defying project that even an old hat like Peter Jackson would struggle with tone-wise and, despite his valiant effort, Vaughn can't quite seem to get the mix right.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
October 19, 2007
You could call it a cousin of 'Time Bandits' or 'The Princess Bride', but it lacks the former's originality and the latter's heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
August 9, 2007
Like nothing you've seen before, and we don't mean that in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
August 8, 2007
Matthew Vaughan's movie version of Neil Gaiman's 1999 Stardust actually attempts to broaden the characters -- when you wish he would just get on with the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 10, 2007
It's difficult to say more complimentary things than at least it was competently made.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
August 16, 2007
Stardust had little chance of standing up next to the classics even with a competent storyteller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 9, 2007
It brings too much of everything to the table: It's the cinema equivalent of a long, winding, run-on sentence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 10, 2007
The movie isn't remotely as sardonic or irreverent as it so clearly wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
August 10, 2007
Unfortunately, putting witches in a script does not guarantee magic. Stardust simply has no sparkle.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
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Bob Mondello
NPR.org
October 18, 2008
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 11, 2007

Screen International
August 11, 2007

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September 28, 2007

Film Ireland Magazine
November 23, 2007

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008

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July 14, 2011
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