The Sun Is Also a Star

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, 52% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • The Sun Is Also a Star has a pair of easy-to-love leads, but tests the audience's affection with a storyline that strains credulity past the breaking point.
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    Atavia ReedChicago Reader
    The pacing can be quick, but overall this film will warm the heart of any hopeless romantic.
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    Donald ClarkeIrish Times
    Yes, it's both too bad and too good to be true, but there could be no better time for such fantasies.
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    Roxana HadadiChesapeake Family Magazine
    For tween and teen fans of the book and love stories in general, the Nicola Yoon adaptation The Sun is Also a Star will provide a romantic, if sometimes meandering, viewing experience.
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    The Sun is Also a Star might be the most infuriating film I've seen in 2019.
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    Robert DanielsMediaversity Reviews
    For all of its well-meaning examinations of race, The Sun Is Also a Star rests upon troubling casting...In many regards, The Sun Is Also a Star fights itself.
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    K. Austin CollinsVanity Fair
    I believed in Natasha and Daniel; I believed in the implausibility of their day. And I believed in the movie's mission, however overpronounced.
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    M.N. MillerReady Steady Cut
    A tomato is also a fruit.
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    Lonita CookKCTV5 News at 9
    It feels soft and bright like a love story should.
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    Richard CrouseRichard Crouse
    Heavy on the dialogue, it proceeds at an unhurried pace building toward romantic moments geared to make teen's hearts beat a little faster.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    The Sun Is Also a Star is neither a complete failure nor a total success, but as someone who considers even a partial victory in the realm of romance films a win, I'll take this marginally likable work.
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