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The Star (2017)

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Critic Consensus: The Star may not leave audiences singing "Hallelujah," but its offbeat yet sincere approach to the nativity story makes for acceptably diverting holiday viewing.

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In Sony Pictures Animation's THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told - the first Christmas. THE STAR is directed by Academy Award (R) nominated writer/director Timothy Reckart (HEAD OVER HEELS); executive-produced by DeVon Franklin (MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN), Lisa Henson and Brian Henson (The Jim Henson Company); produced by Jenni Magee Cook; with a story by Carlos Kotkin and Simon Moore; and screenplay by Carlos Kotkin. Digital animation by Cinesite Studios.

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Cast

Steven Yeun
as Bo the donkey
Keegan-Michael Key
as Dave the dove
Kelly Clarkson
as Leah the horse
Anthony Anderson
as Zach the goat
Aidy Bryant
as Ruth the sheep
Ving Rhames
as Thaddeus the dog
Gabriel Iglesias
as Rufus the dog
Patricia Heaton
as Edith the cow
Kristin Chenoweth
as Abby the mouse
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Critic Reviews for The Star

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (9)

Unless you have tiny, religious children, it's probably best to avoid it.

November 20, 2017 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

All told, The Star should be a safe bet for families during the upcoming holiday season.

November 17, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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This outing is a bit toon-deaf in how it tries having it both ways by mixing the holy with high jinks.

November 17, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Drifting through brainless slapstick, mixed metaphors, moral high ground and back again, it is the latest entry in a recent procession of communion bread and circuses.

November 17, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Never overcomes the impression that it exists only because it's guaranteed to make a certain sum of money.

November 16, 2017 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The movie is sincerely Christian in its outlook, while also a slapstick animal 'toon. It's a mix that works only intermittently. But when it doesn't pop, it thuds.

November 16, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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½

For those who might be looking for some stories at least based on Christianity itself, The Star is something for you to see. Otherwise, all together what it makes is a huge forgettable movie that never attempts to shine to victory compared to the other movies.

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