Western Stars

Critics Consensus

A cinematic gift for Springsteen fans, Western Stars serves as a worthy companion piece to the album of the same name.

94%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 48

91%

Audience Score

Verified Ratings: 466

Where to watch

Rate And Review

User image

Tap to review this movie

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    Step 1 of 2

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you get your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMC (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Cinemark (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Bought somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

    Verify I bought my ticket from

    How did you get your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMC (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Cinemark (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Bought somewhere else

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

  • How did you get your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMC (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Cinemark (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal (Coming Soon)

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Bought somewhere else

Western Stars Videos

Western Stars Photos

Movie Info

"Western Stars" is a cinematic film version of Bruce Springsteen's latest globally successful album of the same name. Springsteen's longtime collaborator Thom Zimny directed the film together with Springsteen, marking Springsteen's directorial debut. The film "Western Stars" offers fans the world over their only opportunity to see Springsteen perform all 13 songs on the album, backed up by a band and a full orchestra, under the cathedral ceiling of his historic nearly 100-year-old barn. Springsteen's first studio album in five years, Western Stars marks a departure for the legendary singer/songwriter while still drawing on his roots. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film evokes the American West--both the mythic and the hardscrabble--weaving archival footage and Springsteen's personal narration with song to tell the story.

Cast

News & Interviews for Western Stars

Critic Reviews for Western Stars

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (45) | Rotten (3)

  • Shot at [Bruce's] barn in New Jersey among friends and family, the setting is so intimate it feels you received your very own invitation.

    December 12, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's the cutaways between songs that stitch it all together with an emotional thread that charts its subject's struggles over the decades.

    October 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A lovely companion piece to the latest album from the legendary musician.

    October 25, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Throughout, Springsteen proves prophet and poet, a rhinestone cowboy still barreling down the highway of life. "Western Stars" is yet another exit on his epic journey.

    October 24, 2019 | Rating: A | Full Review…
  • For Springsteen diehards - I'm raising my hand now - this is not the rich visual expansion of a very good album that its author hoped to make.

    October 24, 2019 | Full Review…

    Chris Klimek

    NPR
    Top Critic
  • Now he's taken the reins as a movie director for a visual companion to his recently released, same-named album... that in its intimacy and honesty plays as if this is the way these songs were always meant to be enjoyed.

    October 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Western Stars

  • Oct 24, 2019
    Real Simple. Bruce, Patti and a string orchestra perform the new album in an old barn, with Bruce providing liner notes in between songs. Simple, and really good. Album is reminiscent of #Nebraska.
    Joe S Super Reviewer

Western Stars Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides