Stardust Synopsis
A young man (Charlie Cox) ventures into a fairy realm to retrieve a fallen star (Claire Danes).
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
While it won't rival the Harry Potter movies as a cultural milestone, the luminous, irresistible Stardust is no less industrious at...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Unlike "Pirates," Stardust is anything but a wretched mess. It's a charming and smartly plotted fantasy.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Perhaps the most surprising thing about Stardust is that its most winning element is neither its delightful story nor its special effects...
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By James Berardinelli
There's less whimsy to be found here than in "The Princess Bride," but the film is likely to appeal to the same group of older children and...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's the closest the movies have come in a while to the nudgy, knowing fairy-tale enchantment of "The Princess Bride."
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Stardust lights up the screen with a splendid tale of heroism and romance.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Diverting and pleasurable to watch, Stardust, a tongue-in-cheek sword-and-sorcerers romp bolstered by a top-flight cast, is most adroit...
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Wall Street Journal

Immensely winning and visually arresting adaptation of Gaiman's 1998 fantasy.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Brings too much of EVERYTHING to the table: It's the cinema equivalent of a long, winding, run-on sentence.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Stardust certainly could have gone somewhere fun. But the magic and zip you need to get a blimp like this off the ground is scarce.
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I loved this movie!!!

By ejara05
I saw the screening on Tureday and this movie is hilarious, sad, and has lots of fun moments. robert de niro is so hilarious in this movie. Its good for a girls night out and good for adults and kids....

Intelligent Fantasy- Must See!!!

By maiya
This moving is highly witty, beautiful and magical with the perfect amount of disturbing mixed in. Michelle Pfeiffer is wickedly awesome in her role as the witch Lamia, and Robert De Niro pulls off...

Stardust Shines!

By Phenomenonx
You might take one look at Stardust and dismiss it for the 13-year-olds. Don't. Granted, 13-year-old girls will certainly love it. Based off author Neil Gaiman’s graphic novel, Stardust comes down to...

Entertaining for all ages

By Mama_Luvs_Movies
We made up an ominous group, two ladies- ages 32 & 31, with a parade of children- boys 11, 8, & 4 and girls 9, & 4. If we survived the wait into the theater for the pre-screening, could the movie...

surprisingly good!

By shoelover1012
i have been disappointed in most fantasy books make into movies, so i was not expecting much for stardust. boy, was i wrong. it was beautiful, tense, and hilarious at times. perfect for the family!...

Deniro ---------what more do u want ladies?

By Mgogue
He's one of those actors who can just make the movie - no Adonis certainly-- but much better because he's a living breathing although mostly untouchable man. He was pretty good in here to boot - as...


By gingerale
Come on people!!! Almost all of you have been helpless in deciding if it is ACTUALLY a good movie worth seeing. Total waste of my time to read these "reviews". We have all seen the...

Funny is not a big enough word!

By v_style
This movie had me laughing from the moment it began. I remember watching the Princess Bride for the first time and feeling the same. This movie brings on great performances, none to be overshadowed...


By billiejoefreak
I'll admit that when I first heard about this movie when my friend told me she had some tickets to a screening that I thought I wasn't going to like it... BOY, WAS I WRONG!!! This is was a...

No princess bride

By Daydream
this movie had some imagination to it, but in no way measured up to the Princess Bride. Didnt think it could going into it, but i heard great things from my friends. Theres some great scenes,...

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Rated PG-13 | For fantasy violence and some risque humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Dazzling fantasy romcom has some dark moments.
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