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: February 27, 2015
DVD Release Date: April 14, 2015
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Critic Score: 61% 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.

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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Jason Bailey

So here's a mean, nasty little piece of work - and I have a feeling director David Cronenberg would take that as the compliment it's intended to be.

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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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Matt Zoller Seitz

Although it's been dismissed in some quarters as minor Cronenberg-and criticized for "getting Hollywood wrong," or something-it's a sneakily powerful movie.

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Peter Labuza
The Film Stage

Something of a fascinating misfire, still shot and edited with the precise authority that has defined Cronenberg's recent period, but jumbled in the search for narrative control and originality.

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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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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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Emine Yildirim
Today's Zaman (Turkey)

Bitterly comedic but utterly sad.

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