Maps to the Stars
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In Theaters February 27, 2015
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: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Cronenberg's vision is as bright as a sunlamp, sterile as an operating theatre and still as a morgue."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Globe and Mail
"For a movie that has so many problems, it is one of the more watchable ones."
‑ Jordan Hoffman,
"Technically very simple, Maps lacks the style and flair we associate with the master Canadian auteur. But the money here is in the performances ... It's fun and bizarre and laugh-out loud funny at times."
‑ CJ Johnson, ABC Radio (Australia)
"More ghost story and psychodrama than satire, Maps to the Stars suggests a world of the inescapable, in which everything comes back to haunt you."
‑ Philippa Hawker, Sydney Morning Herald
"With none of the characters happy at work, Cronenberg turns the screw on all of them at home in a brazenly unhinged, classy psychological horror thriller."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Mail
"David Cronenberg pans satiric gold from the muck of celebrity ills, in a Tinseltown where reality depends on your dosage."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"This creepy portrait of Beverly Hills screw-ups is deeply silly, but it has just enough venomous bite"
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"With its themes of incest, suicide, death and greed, Maps to the Stars is a caricature masquerading as a satire and playing like a nihilist expose."
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"The nadir of David Cronenberg's progressively spotty career..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It could be a long time before Canada's favourite son finds himself invited to an awards after party."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"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
"Using the worst of Hollywood to glue its string of unlikeable, disturbed characters together, David Cronenberg has created a bizarre and repulsive reality of extremes."
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Setting up his characters like so many whirling dervishes in an open square, Cronenberg lets his humans spin in circles, where every so often, they bump into each other and make a bruise, or worse."
‑ Katherine Monk,
"A script written in venom, Cronenberg on bullish form and a cast on full power; this is one of the best Hollywood take-downs ever mounted."
‑ James Mottram, Total Film
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