Maps to the Stars
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In Theaters September 27 (7 days)
With this tale of a secret-filled Hollywood family on the verge of implosion, director David Cronenberg (EASTERN PROMISES, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE) forges both a wicked social satire and a very human ghost story from our celebrity-obsessed culture. Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in a sun-soaked Southern California rife with money, dreams, fame, envy, angst, yearning - and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist, whose "Hour of Personal Power" has brought him an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"So crisply directed, furiously paced and gleefully performed that you go along for the ride."
‑ Jon Frosch, The Atlantic
"Comes off like a prank more than a coherent take on 21st century Hollywood, even if there are crumbs of truth and wit scattered throughout it."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"A "map to the stars" can be two different things: a tacky accessory of celebrity culture, or a diagram of cosmic energy."
‑ Nathan Lee, Film Comment Magazine
"Better than COSMOPOLIS but goes off the rails in the second half. Has some brilliant moments."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"It has some of the satirical flavour of Nathanael West's Day Of The Locust and some of the warped, dream-like feel of David Lynch's Mulholland Drive."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"For a movie that has so many problems, it is one of the more watchable ones."
‑ Jordan Hoffman, Film.com
"Part showbiz sendup, part ghost story, part dysfunctional-family drama, the movie instead comes across as so much jaded mumbo-jumbo."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"...the satirical tone feels off-key and the narrative is disappointingly disjointed but seemingly aware of it, as if it's playfully reveling in its lack of cinematic coherence."
‑ Tina Hassannia, Movie Mezzanine
"Maps to the Stars sees Cronenberg relapsing into old habits, for better or worse."
‑ Sam Woolf, We Got This Covered
"Jaded Hollywood satire and portentous family melodrama make for a wearisome combination in David Cronenberg's misjudged latest."
‑ Emma Dibdin, Digital Spy
"This creepy portrait of Beverly Hills screw-ups is deeply silly, but it has just enough venomous bite"
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"A rude and raucous LA cesspool reality check especially for star struck audience obsessives, the film walks an exceedingly fine line between exposing Hollywood self-dehumanization, and crossing it. Along with retaliatory menstruation, and other delights."
‑ Prairie Miller, Critical Women
"The metaphysical bores Cronenberg, and it shows..."
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Moore delivers the film's most consistently, fascinatingly insecure performance, embodying an entire industry's desperation and determination within the fraying persona of a nearly-there has-been."
‑ William Goss, Film School Rejects
"If Sunset Boulevard, All About Eve and Kenneth Anger's Hollywood Babylon took a bunch of prescription medication...had a three-way and conceived a child, nine months later the child would look something like Map To The Stars."
‑ Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist
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