The Sun Is Also a Star Reviews

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September 11, 2019
The filmmakers have made somewhat hokey, unbelievable material into something thoughtful and artful.
August 22, 2019
Pretty, potential-filled, and ultimately a let-down.
August 20, 2019
The Sun Is Also a Star is undeniably saccharine and yet is not without its charms. It tries to explore aspects of modern racial conflict and cultural assimilation, but by keeping its focus on the romance, Star loses most of the power it possesses.
August 9, 2019
Yes, it's both too bad and too good to be true, but there could be no better time for such fantasies.
August 6, 2019
Sure, Tracy Oliver's screenplay is simplistic and gee-whizz-earnest but so what, Ry Russo-Young directs with admirable skill and sensitivity.
August 6, 2019
'What if I told you I could make you fall in love with me, scientifically?' Daniel proposes to a skeptical Natasha. As chat-up lines go, it's out there, but this is a story that isn't afraid of a leap of logic.
August 5, 2019
There are flaws that need to be overlooked, but Russo-Young's valentine to young love deserves to draw a bigger crowd... appealing as it does to romantics of all races and ages.
July 31, 2019
It's a visually-pleasing, intriguing film that far exceeds Yoon's cringe-inducing 2017 adaptation Everything, Everything.
July 3, 2019
Yara Shahidi is not only physically striking but she is emotionally adept at taking on this challenging role.
June 11, 2019
Unfortunately, this astrology-themed showcase of challenged love between a female cynic and male poetic spirit loses its mushy translation in the cosmos.
June 5, 2019
Russo-Young loses her way in charming jokes and exaggerated dialogues. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 4, 2019
The narrative is as two-dimensional and tired as a Hallmark card penned by a checked-out writer who gave up coffee for Lent.
June 1, 2019
What could very well have been an important political romance shrinks sadly to another unremarkable meet-cute.
May 31, 2019
...boasts a pair of star-making performances in Melton and Shahidi.
May 30, 2019
The Sun is Also a Star aims to cover the sun, but fails and the only thing it creates is story that does not transcend. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 29, 2019
A genial and earnest but incredulous teen love story.
May 27, 2019
For tween and teen fans of the book and love stories in general, the Nicola Yoon adaptation The Sun is Also a Star will provide a romantic, if sometimes meandering, viewing experience.
May 26, 2019
The film tries to exchange the romantic disbelief of the young adult genre with philosophical enigmas, but ends up returning to the comfortable embrace of the clichés. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 24, 2019
My advice: Skip the movie, buy a travel guide.
May 24, 2019
Relatively unknown actors defeated by a ridiculous script full of inane coincidences. Sappy to the nth degree.
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