Bridges is so perfectly weird here, and yet paired with Karen Allen as a kind recent widow, they only enhance each other and make a completely intriguing chase duo.
The government operatives closing in, the alien needing to get to the rendezvous site, these were common themes at the time - read: too close to the success of ET to not be unfairly compared.
And yet it stands strongly by itself.
I truly wish it had been more appreciated in its time since John Carpenter of Halloween fame is the director, and he nails it to the wall here.
5 twinklings stars out of 5
Though it falls into the typical sci-fi romance norms, Starman is still a thought-provoking and entertaining piece of work coming from one of Hollywood's most iconic directors.
"Starman" was quite much alike with another sci-fi film called "Contact". In both these films the villains are us, the mankind, so horrifically stupid in the face of extraterrestrial discovery. Even one character asks from the military man-in-charge: "What happened to common curtesy? We INVITED him here!" It makes me mad to think we would be this naive and stupid but seeing how the world is today, there's not much hope to that.
Overall, a solid classic with great performance from the great Jeff Bridges and from Karen Allen as well.