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: April 14, 2015
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Critic Score: 60% 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.

Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

This isn't a lousy film; it's a mediocre, ugly film about lousy people.

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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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Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly

Really this is more a barrel of fish than of monkeys - mostly a jaded movie-industry satire (in a cameo, Carrie Fisher plays herself), but also, being Cronenberg, a horror film, full of ghost stories and little monsters.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Hollywood has been disemboweling itself since... Sunset Boulevard and The Bad and the Beautiful, but those movies seem like Cream of Wheat compared to Cronenberg's wicked vision.

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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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Michael Smith
Tulsa World

There's a cruel honesty to it all that's engrossing, when it's not grossing.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

"Maps to the Stars" loses some steam near the end, and its resolution has the predetermined quality of Greek tragedy writ small. Still, I found it (as the Replacements song says) sadly beautiful.

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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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Brian Miller
Seattle Weekly

We watch to see the worst in Maps, it's revealed, and absolutely nothing about it is surprising. (Even the ghosts are predictable.) Also, unforgivable in the inside-Hollywood canon, Wagner can't craft dialogue or be funny to save his life.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% 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
Walter M.
"Maps to the Stars" starts with Agatha(Mia Wasikowska) arriving in Los Angeles from Florida, instantly befriending Jerome(Robert Pattinson), a driver… 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
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
Carlos Magalhes
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
Alec Barniskis
Cronenberg's sensibilities don't really mesh with the screenplay, but generally he improves upon the more obvious satirical elements through his icy… More