Stargate Synopsis
A portal takes a crew (Kurt Russell, James Spader) to another planet.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Stargate is a blast from the past in many ways, but it imaginatively employs the latest special effects technology to give audiences new...
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It works not because ridiculousness is concealed, but because ridiculousness on this scale becomes something else. Don't let anyone tell...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The movie devolves into a kind of high-tech Flash Gordon, with Ra as a cross- dressed Ming and Russell and Spader as the heroes required to...
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Magic it ain't, but competent isn't far off the mark. Neither is hum-drum. [28 Oct 1994]
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50

Baltimore Sun

The special effects turn out to be not very special and not very effective, and the movie never achieves the lunatic grandeur of the truly...
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50

Chicago Tribune

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The arrival of Ra (Jaye Davidson), bearing sci-fi cliches, changes Stargate from a merely hokey movie to one that is truly ridiculous.
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50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Stargate is peppered with numerous minor faults, some of which - although not all - are easily forgiven. It's the bigger plot problems and...
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40

New Orleans Times-Picayune

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While this plot sketch suggests some elements that make Stargate intriguing, however, the movie ultimately fails to deliver on its promise...
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25

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The lack of imagination in Stargate is distressing. Who would agree to fund such an expensive project based on such a perfunctory and dull...
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Stargate is like a film school exercise. Assignment: Conceive of the weirdest plot you can think of, and reduce it as quickly as possible...
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Amazing

By Phronc
What can I say, this is one of the best ever SciFi movies. The drama, the special effects, the acting, all of it was awesome....

One of my favs

By nck2lehigh
Why no sequel was ever made is beyond me this is a sleeper that should have been a blockbuster...

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Rated PG-13 | For Not Suitable for Children
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Promising setup killed by action-film cliches.
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