The Star
The Star (2017)

In Sony Pictures Animation's THE STAR, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 17, 2017
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Star may not leave audiences singing "Hallelujah," but its offbeat yet sincere approach to the nativity story makes for acceptably diverting holiday viewing.

Helen O'Hara
Time Out

Unless you have tiny, religious children, it's probably best to avoid it.

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Lola Landekic
Globe and Mail

Drifting through brainless slapstick, mixed metaphors, moral high ground and back again, it is the latest entry in a recent procession of communion bread and circuses.

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Adrián Carande
Cinemanía (Spain)

... poorly executed and often incomprehensible characters ... [Full review in Spanish]

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Rafer Guzman

All told, The Star should be a safe bet for families during the upcoming holiday season.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

Never overcomes the impression that it exists only because it's guaranteed to make a certain sum of money.

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Rolando Gallego

The film fails to overcome its religious origin and go beyond being a simple and uni-directional propaganda. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Susan Wloszczyna

This outing is a bit toon-deaf in how it tries having it both ways by mixing the holy with high jinks.

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Jane Horwitz
Washington Post

The movie is sincerely Christian in its outlook, while also a slapstick animal 'toon. It's a mix that works only intermittently. But when it doesn't pop, it thuds.

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James Croot

Yes, while it aims to combine celebrity voices, memorable music and Christian values, The Prince of Egypt this ain't.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
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In The Star, the latest production from Sony Pictures Animation (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Arthur Christmas), we are introduced to a sheep named Ruth… More
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For those who might be looking for some stories at least based on Christianity itself, The Star is something for you to see. Otherwise, all together what it… More