Starbuck (2013)

STARBUCK stars Patrick Huard as David Wosniak, a 42-year old lovable but perpetual screw up who finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he's the biological father of 533… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A high-concept comedy that peddles some slapstick laughs and life lessons but little insight.

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John Anderson

"Starbuck" is essentially a situation comedy, but what a situation.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

Like they say in the sperm-donation business, it's all in the genes, and Huard possesses the ideal DNA to breed 'Starbuck' into quite a stud.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

This is froth, but it's good froth.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Never mind high concept, this is high conception.

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Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis

The other reason "Starbuck" succeeds as a movie is that it goes more for the heart than for the big laughs.

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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times

Rather than a jolting shot of joe, this French-Canadian comedy is a soothing cup of warm cocoa.

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Steven Boone
Chicago Sun-Times

"Starbuck" is one of those high-concept yet formulaic, sitcom-like comedies that gets by on charm and speed.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Despite (or because of) Huard's mugging, 'Starbuck' is more likely to cause queasiness than smiles of contentment.

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Daniel Perry
Another delightful, heart-warming story out of Quebec - the province where Canadian cinema is worth watching. There's little to say about this film other… More
Carlos Magalhães
It is surprising that no one has ever thought about this intriguing idea before. The premise is so original, developed with plenty of humor and tenderness and… More
Michael S
"Starbuck" turns a terrific idea into a terrific movie that's equal parts funny and touching. Bolstered by a great performance by the Québécois… More
Wu Chouin
Amazing French Canadian film. Very original, funny and touching. The same director just remade the US version called 'Delivery Man, with Vince Vaughn.
Raymond Wieser
Starbuck is a hilarious, witty, and heartwarming with a star-making performance from Patrick Huard. Uneven though it may be, this dramedy goes in all kinds of… More
Ina S
I want you to imagine this film in a US/Hollywood version. Image the crude humour a film about this subject matter would encompass. Then watch this lovely… More