Maps to the Stars
Maps to the Stars (2015)

Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 27, 2015
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Narratively unwieldy and tonally jumbled, Maps to the Stars still has enough bite to satisfy David Cronenberg fans in need of a coolly acidic fix.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

According to Cronenberg, the script for "Maps to the Stars," by Bruce Wagner, began life more than twenty years ago, and it shows.

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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News

Moore delivers something remarkable here: a completely ego-free portrait of a woman who knows only ego.

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Billy Tatum

Nothing about the film is all that titillating or revealing after years of True Hollywood stories, TMZ and weekly Kardashian adventures.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

There are scads of scabrous inside-Hollywood psychodramas, but never a festering pyre on the order of David Cronenberg and Bruce Wagner's Maps to the Stars. What a hyperfocused duo of ghouls!

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

The movie can be over-the-top and the characters are rarely anything more than vile. And yet, the whole thing is mesmerizing.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

It is not for every taste. It is for the moviegoer who feels kinship with the Japanese gourmand who prizes those toxic slices of puffer fish that numb the lips and tongue.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The acting is often as flat as the L.A. sunshine looks in this movie, and the whole thing just has a too-obvious feel to it; as if the makers watched "The Player" a few too many times.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Although the physical and emotional brutality on display is tough to take, it's hard to dismiss the film's pitch dark ironies, painful truths and incendiary metaphors.

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Glenn Lovell

Scurvy, hilariously over-the-top ... as much Grand Guignol as show-biz farce ... Cronenberg and Moore get down and dirty, luxuriating in the fetid underbelly of a business built on greed and insecurity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Aaron Neuwirth
Havana: I can't believe I just spent $18,000! Leave it to director David Cronenberg (The Fly, A History of Violence) to spend decades making studio films… More
Glenn Gaylord
STILL MALICE - My Review of MAPS TO THE STARS (2 Stars) THE PLAYER, THE DAY OF THE LOCUST, SUNSET BLVD., and ALL ABOUT EVE are films that come to mind when I… More
Mark Hobin
David Cronenberg satirizes those washed-up starlets that want to remain relevant at any cost. It's easy to see Julianne Moore as sort of a amalgamation of… More
DA Zapata
David Cronenberg's directorial work is always a much-anticipated and entirely unexpected journey, and Maps to the Stars is no exception. Filled to the… More
Carlos Magalhães
Julianne Moore steals the scene as an older version of Lindsay Lohan with a Mummy Dearest complex (as the daughter, not the mother), in a cynical story full of… More
Daniel Parsons
Fucking Hell seems an appropriate response.