Stardust Reviews

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January 17, 2021
The whole thing feels strangely pedestrian, unable to capture or channel Bowie's maverick spirit.
January 16, 2021
A by-the-numbers biopic that does a disservice to its star and subject, and sorely missing a killer soundtrack. Watch The Man Who Fell To Earth instead.
January 16, 2021
Listen to your records. It's all there. There's nothing this film gives you that you didn't already know.
January 15, 2021
Exasperating viewing for fans and certain to baffle newcomers, it's a curious, imaginative thing, but who exactly is it for?
January 14, 2021
Flynn carries off Bowie's clothes and delicate mannerisms plausibly enough and, impressively, he does his own singing. But, all too often, this Bowie looks as if he is presenting TV's Bake Off.
January 14, 2021
The clunk of it all is deafening, the dialogue booby-trapped.
January 13, 2021
The actor-musician, so magnetic in last year's EMMA., is convincing as a tortured glam rocker - just not the one who ever sang about Major Tom's interplanetary adventures.
December 3, 2020
Ultimately, it's bland, not bold, and achingly absent of enchantment.
November 30, 2020
Teeth aside, [Johnny Flynn]'s a serviceable Bowie look-alike, though the high cost of Bowie's music rights means he only gets to sing covers of other artists' tunes.
November 26, 2020
The portrayal of Bowie is trying to the viewer. His character is either a stumbling, fumbling, fawn-eyed space cadet or an articulate, erudite conversationalist, depending on Range's whim.
November 26, 2020
[A] rock-star biopic without the music of said rock star ends up being a pointless exercise.
November 26, 2020
When it comes to revealing something new about its subject, "Stardust" sadly lacks insight into the art.
November 25, 2020
As Bowie takes everything in - the dingy motel rooms, the unappreciative audience - his expressions convey the obvious: he wishes this was better. It is hard not to have the same reaction to "Stardust."
November 25, 2020
Lacking the real-life Bowie's music, artistry, or charisma, Stardust's lackluster version is simply a mediocre jerk who needs roleplaying therapy to deal with his demons.
November 25, 2020
A rough draft that seems to be missing quite a few elements to make a good idea into a great movie.
November 20, 2020
Stardust reaches a nadir in the already debased genre of rock-star docudramas. Low-budget LARPing, the film may be most memorable for the number of wigs that seem to have been scraped out of the bottom of a Party City remainder bin.
November 16, 2020
Even though Stardust is not coated in gossamer, the film still has some glittery moments.
November 2, 2020
... a biopic that's too buttoned-up - and never as out-there as its inspiration.
April 28, 2020
Range catches a break by depicting a promo tour on which Bowie was forbidden from performing because of a visa problem, but it's still disconcerting to watch the genesis of an artist when you can't hear the art he's making.
April 17, 2020
Stardust is a mostly listless odyssey, its lack of excitement compounded by the absence of Bowie's music.
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