A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born (1954)

The 1954 musical remake of A Star is Born could have been titled A Star is Reborn, in that it represented the triumphal return to the screen of Judy Garland after a four-year absence. The remake adheres closely to the plotline of the 1937… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 29, 1954
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2001
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A Star is Born is a movie of grand scope and intimate moments, featuring Judy Garland's possibly greatest performance.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Garland's work... should be right in the middle of the conversation about the best performances given in any era by any onscreen performer.

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Emanuel Levy

George Cukor's musical drama, the second version of Star Is Born, is his masterpiece, an emotionally touching tale in which Judy Garland renders her most impressive performance as dramatic actress.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

A Star is Born totally lives up to its reputation. The performances are great, and the story is the sort that completely sucks you in.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

When A Star is Born works, though, it's painful for the right reasons.

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

The film remains timely for the themes of fame and success it explores with such great scope and emotion

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

I can't say the songs add much to the story line, but they are entertaining taken on their own.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Not being a fan of the movie musical, I got bored with the production numbers.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[The] musical numbers are impressive, but I was far more amazed by some of the simpler moments...

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Judy Garland, for all her personal problems, shows on the screen why she's a star.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A has-been actor introduces and later marries a singer/actress. An epic, grandiose, and timeless tale, George Cukor's remake of A Star Is Born is a… More
Jennifer D
Wow, I was expecting more... About an hour in I was bored and confused. it wasn't until I read turfseer's review was some of my confusion explained.… More
Morgan Salem
Altough slow at times, a Perfect movie. How Judy Garland could have lost this oscar is unbelievable. One of the best performances of all time!
Devon Bott
Gay icon Judy Garland brings her considerable vocal talent to A Star is Born. a story of the rise and fall of actors in the cold, cruel world of Hollywood. The… More
Aj V
Garland was already a star, I wouldn't have chose her to star in this remake. I want to see the original movie eventually.
Mark Hobin
Landmark musical remake of the 1937 original about two star-crossed lovers in show business. Her fame is rising, his is starting to fade and their career… More