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Fresh: No, Stardust isn't a children's movie. It's a movie for anyone, of any age, who believes in magic -- or wishes they did.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, August 10, 2007
Fresh: Stardust lights up the screen with a splendid tale of heroism and romance. You don't have to be a fan of fantasies to enjoy its considerable whimsy.
- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Friday, August 10, 2007
I'd heard nothing but bad things about this fantasy film and I feared that Matthew Vaughn had tried to make his own Princess Bride, something that I though was odd considering his CV. It's good to be wrong, Stardust was quite good, after a shaky start, the film got quite exciting and thoroughly enjoyable. I can't wait for Vaughn's Kick-Ass now, he has proved that he's more than just a producer of second rate British gangster films anyway!
- SirPant, Wednesday, December 30, 2009
While I fear the audience is slowly getting tired of fantasy films after books this is another highlight of the genre. While the first half of the movie feels somewhat bumpy in direction and editing at times, the rest is pretty perfect (I am saying this without having read the book, mind you). Sure, not every joke works as good as the many really great ones (special points to Robert DeNiro and Ricky Gervais), and not all effects look as good as the neat camera rides and gorgeous landscape shots. But newbie Charlie Cox makes for a really charming and likable main character, there is plenty of magic, fun and humor, a good soundtrack and a pretty exciting showdown as well as great villains. You have to admire Michelle Pfeiffer for her guts to ridicule the beauty mania and ageism she became a victim of in Hollywood. Very lovable and satisfying all around. Maybe even for the new millennium what Princess Bride was for the 80s.
- ironclad1609, Saturday, September 5, 2009