The Star Reviews

May 8, 2019
Not a lot of enjoyable moments for adults to engage with but families may enjoy watching, as it is a kid-friendly telling of the birth of Jesus.
March 21, 2019
A weird and off-putting story conceit that doesn't add anything new to one of the most often-told stories of modern times.
February 12, 2019
Its novel approach will undoubtedly appeal to the very young ones, with enough charm, heart and humour to entertain the adult members of the audience.
February 6, 2019
The humor completely falls flat in The Star.
August 27, 2018
If you want to watch a children's film based on a biblical story, I'm sorry to say that was made 20 years go with a movie called "The Prince of Egypt."
March 1, 2018
Successfully helps to fill that Christian focused Christmas movie void with a fun adventure for children with a message that will resonate with parents.
February 25, 2018
Neither the humor nor the animation ever rises above humdrum.
December 16, 2017
Easily the most slapstick version of the Nativity story ever made and one that finally pays tribute to the critical part played by all the talking animals at the manger on that night.
December 13, 2017
... poorly executed and often incomprehensible characters ... [Full review in Spanish]
December 11, 2017
The film fails to overcome its religious origin and go beyond being a simple and uni-directional propaganda. [Full Review in Spanish]
December 6, 2017
Yes, while it aims to combine celebrity voices, memorable music and Christian values, The Prince of Egypt this ain't.
December 4, 2017
Poop jokes are among the least of the weirdly tone-deaf extravagances peppering The Star.
December 4, 2017
Could this be the moment animated anthropomorphism finally jumped the shark?
December 1, 2017
The film believes its myths and propagates them through some of the cheesiest God pop you could ever dread to hear.
December 1, 2017
This thin storyline is padded out with subplots that showcase a bizarrely star-studded voice cast.
December 1, 2017
Cynics may roll their eyes at the clash of religious scripture and celebrity voicing (Kelly Clarkson, Oprah Winfrey and Mariah Carey feature) but even they can't deny the efficiency of its expressive animation and creature-feature fun.
November 30, 2017
It's harmless enough, but nowhere near as inspiring as it aims to be.
November 29, 2017
Why has nobody thought of this before - the Nativity retold for kids via knockabout animal animation and gloopy pop ballads? Oh yes, because it's an absolutely dreadful idea.
November 29, 2017
It will be best enjoyed by toddlers who have yet to see a Shrek movie, or prise open a Holy Bible.
November 27, 2017
A sweet and often (tastefully) funny story of The Nativity told from the perspective of the animals involved.