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

"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
"It could be a long time before Canada's favourite son finds himself invited to an awards after party."
‑ Ed Whitfield, The Ooh Tray
"As it explores Hollywood's inbred underbelly, this film becomes increasingly deranged and also rather dark and creepy, but it's so fiercely entertaining that it's impossible to look away from the screen."
‑ Rich Cline, Contactmusic.com
"Hollywood, with all its surface chumminess and lingering, murderous hatreds, provides an ideal backdrop for Bruce Wagner's scabrous screenplay, and Cronenberg tackles the subject with an almost gleeful relish."
‑ George Byrne, Irish 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
"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
"Horrifying, hallucinatory and deliciously compelling."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"As "Havana Segrand," an actress dying for a big comeback, Moore illustrates her most vibrant and fruitful interpretation since "Cathy Whitaker" in Far from Heaven."
‑ Clayton Davis, AwardsCircuit.com
"This creepy portrait of Beverly Hills screw-ups is deeply silly, but it has just enough venomous bite"
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"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
"A tale of terminal Tinseltown wastrels with the twisted structure of a Greek tragedy and the rictus grin of a freshly poisoned sitcom."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"Cinematographer Peter Suschitzky's glossy fug and all that ugly beauty makes it impossible not to think of David Lynch's Twin Peaks on Ambien. Repugnant in the best sense."
‑ Tara Brady, Irish Times
"It reveals itself as far more Cronenbergian than it first seemed, full of that dreamy enrapturement with aberration and perversity, offering no moral stance."
‑ David Sexton, This is London
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