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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There is little that is original in Starman, but at least it has chosen good models."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Starman contains the potential to be a very silly movie, but the two actors have so much sympathy for their characters that the movie, advertised as space fiction, turns into one of 1984's more touching love stories."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Bridges' portrayal of Starman can be as hard to take as the lapses in logic."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Carpenter is a master of framing for widescreen, and Starman is certainly a forum for him to show off his prowess behind the lens."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"One of John Carpenter's best films."
‑ Christopher Null,
"It isn't pleasant to watch a talented filmmaker like John Carpenter willfully distort his personality to fit a commercial (read Spielbergian) profile, and only the opening suspense-horror sequences have the weight of real involvement."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"In Mr. Bridges' hands [his role] becomes the occasion for a sweetly affecting characterization -- a fine showcase for the actor's blend of grace, precision and seemingly offhanded charm."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"An enjoyable film filled with the kind of sensitivity, love, and humor seldom seen on today's screens."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"As science fiction, it's decent enough, but it finds its real power as a weird, offbeat romance. Bridges has rarely been better."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Sweet, smart and wonderfully acted."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"The best special effects are in the first five minutes. Thereafter, it's all rather predictable."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Jeff Bridges as appealing alien; best for teens."
‑ Randy White, Common Sense Media
"Early Jeff Bridges starrer is fun sci-fi."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Provides an opportunity for us to look afresh at ourselves and to ponder what it means to be children of the Universe."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Starman is more of a love story than a sci-fi movie. Take your girlfriend."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
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