A Star Is Born Reviews

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February 18, 2019
A powerful soundtrack and fine performances are not enough to save A star is born from being plastic and manipulative. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 15, 2019
A Star is Born will tug at the heartstrings of even those who have seen this story play out time and time again.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
February 8, 2019
With Gaga, everyone who feels the call of the polymorphous can see themselves in the endlessly malleable contours of her face and hear their emotions throb in her omni-generic singing.
February 8, 2019
Ambitious in scope and intimate in execution, it's a film from which two stars are in fact born - Gaga the dramatic actor and Cooper the director.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 8, 2019
Absolutely deserves to be put up as one of the year's best films.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 7, 2019
It may be a little less powerful if you know where the story is heading, but it's undeniably a triumph for Cooper.
February 2, 2019
A Star Is Born is perfection. Bradley Cooper, in his directorial debut does this franchise right sprinkling bits and pieces of various versions, yet maintaining its own identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
January 31, 2019
This is the rare, timeless reboot that people will want to watch again and again. That is, until it's remade.
January 29, 2019
In the end, A Star is Born becomes a touching film hampered by its own legacy.
January 29, 2019
s a film, A Star is Born is done well on so many levels, from its cinematography to its production design.
January 28, 2019
Strong performances cannot overcome questionable storytelling in A Star is Born, a movie about love and fame in the music industry that just cannot sustain the power and melody of its wonderful opening bars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 27, 2019
With Gaga leading the charge this time around, it's easy to see why A Star Is Born keeps glowing.
January 18, 2019
A Star is Born proves Bradley Cooper has a future as a director, Lady Gaga can act, and that for a film that has been made over and over, the 4th time's a charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 9, 2019
A Star Is Born will have you leaving the theatre clenching your tissues, kissing your partner, and blasting that radio to an uncomfortable decibel.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 8, 2019
Filled with great music, a captivating romance, and fine performances, A Star Is Born is ... an enthralling meditation on how the entertainment industry makes casualties of so many of its stars
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 7, 2019
A Star Is Born demonstrates that good stories never die; they just patiently rest as filmmakers figure out how to bring back their sparkle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 4, 2019
"The third remake of this decades-old Hollywood tale has a lot on its mind about art and fame in the modern age. Yet it also crafts an old-fashioned, touchingly tragic love story."
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 2, 2019
Another remake of one of my favorite films. Bradley Cooper doesn't quite pull it off, but everyone around him shines, especially Lady Gaga. The script faltered as did all of the songs -- except The Shallows, which will stick in your head for weeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 7
December 21, 2018
The story may have begun as a cautionary tale about Hollywood fame, but even set in the music industry, the ending has a kind of emotional potency only film can achieve.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 19, 2018
A beautiful movie with amazing performances. A must watch for anyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.5/10
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