A Star is Born
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson headline this updated fourth remake of the sudsy romantic tragedy. The tale centers on the tumultuous relationship between a nearly washed up rock star and the talented lady singer whom he makes famous, falls in love with, and then deeply resents when her career takes off to the stratosphere. The film produced the hit song "Evergreen."

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A dreary and bloated production that can't sustain its 140-minute running time (the 1954 version is even longer at 176 minutes, but it feels like a live-action short when compared to this one)."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Ms. Streisand has a great voice and a great stage presence, and she has made a number of good films in her career. For me, A Star Is Born is not one of them."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"hopelessly stuck in the bell-bottomed clichés of the '70s... hasn't aged well and isn't much fun to watch"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"While in its romantic and romanticized particulars, this A Star Is Born can often seem silly, hoary, disjointed or meandering, the essence of the showbiz narrative still exerts a powerful pull... [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Barbara Streisand. Is. A Star Is Born. And two-shots have never been so completely arbitrary."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Why?"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The slow-burn melodramatic love story takes a while to get where it's going, but Streisand's star power is in full effect and Kristofferson is deliciously bitter enough to keep things watchable."
‑ Phil Villarreal, OK! Magazine
"An ego project for Streisand and then companion Jon Peters, or a director (Frank Pearson), who can't handle his leading lady. Either way: This remake, marred by a fake, overly sentimental ending, is only worth seeing for Streisand's singing."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"This is supposed to be an attack on Hollywood, but it seems that Cukor has tunnel vision."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Apollo Guide
More reviews for A Star is Born on Rotten Tomatoes