Third Star
Third Star (2010)

BAFTA-winning short filmmaker Hattie Dalton makes an auspicious feature debut with this poignant but still screamingly funny paean to making the most of life while you still can. James invites his three closest friends to join him on a road… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Long
Detroit News

As road trips go, this one travels far and travels well.

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Alistair Harkness

Dalton, a Bafta-winning short filmmaker, ensures everything looks pleasant and polished enough, but there's very little here that stands out.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This beautifully shot and finely acted drama will struggle to find an audience simply because its subject matter is ultimately so dark

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out

The script is too full of events and outbursts for it truly to convince, but the actors bring charm to the film and director Hattie Dalton has a pleasingly light touch.

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Philip French

Rather familiar and predictable, though not dislikable.

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

It's an hour-and a-half of nothing.

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Kate Stables
Sight and Sound

Underneath Third Star's classy cladding, which camouflages its maudlin streak and conventional melodramatic underpinnings, there lies a TV movie first and last.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

All of this feels a little too pat and obvious until we edge towards a lump-in-the-throat finale with an emotional wallop absent from the predictability of the previous scenes.

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Phelim O'Neill

The characters aren't particularly likable or clever, but their chemistry is convincing and it's well performed.

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A beautifully shot film starring a beautiful quartet of friends, one of whom has terminal cancer, making the journey to said dying friend's most favourite… More

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