Stella Street Reviews

January 14, 2005
One decent Michael Caine impersonation alone, it turns out, does not qualify you for a major motion picture.
October 28, 2004
The idea doesn't travel well, either from Britain to America, or from TV to the movies.
October 28, 2004
What might have achieved a degree of cult status across the pond when it was aired in 10-minute installments, struggles to pass big-screen scrutiny in a feature-length treatment that hinges on the flimsiest of plot lines.
October 23, 2004
Two people walked out of the screening in the first half hour and the man sitting next to me slept through it. When it doesn't work, it doesn't work.
October 22, 2004
What's funny at five minutes can be tragedy at 90.
October 22, 2004
The impersonations are hit and miss to the point of distraction.
October 22, 2004
The audience will be small for Stella Street, a daft mockumentary based on a BBC-TV skit about celebrities who converge on suburbia.
October 22, 2004
Stella Street is worth the stroll, potholes and all.
October 22, 2004
Stella Street isn't saying anything particularly deep or insightful about celebrity culture.
October 22, 2004
A sporadically amusing curiosity that falls short of effectively satirizing the public's fixation with the minutiae of celebrity lives.
October 21, 2004
The cast of the popular BBC sketch-comedy series reunites for a feature-length comedy, but the concept doesn't translate well to the longer form.
October 21, 2004
Part mockumentary, part sketch humor, Stella Street achieves only sporadic success as a movie.
October 21, 2004
Stella Street is the road best not taken.
October 21, 2004
It grows repetitive and tiresome as only material meant for the short attention span can.
October 20, 2004
The story and tone are so confused and the caliber of impersonations so inconsistent, the film will please only the most Anglophilic of audiences.
October 20, 2004
Stella Street goes from can-I-laugh- yet? to wanna-go- home in about three minutes.
September 29, 2004
Manages to sustain its single-joke premise -- a mockumentary about A-list celebs living in an average Brit suburb -- over feature length.