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Stardust

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2 h 7 min2007X-RayPG
In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.
Directors
Matthew Vaughn
Starring
Claire DanesCharlie CoxMichelle Pfeiffer
Genres
RomanceScience FictionAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Supporting actors
Robert De NiroMark StrongRupert EverettPeter O'TooleSienna MillerRicky GervaisJason FlemyngBillie Whitelaw
Producers
Matthew VaughnLorenzo Di BonaventuraMichael DreyerNeil GaimanStephen Marks
Studio
Paramount
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4.7 out of 5 stars

5279 global ratings

  1. 82% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 3% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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Lawrence WrayReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 June 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing. Entertaining. Brilliant. Awesome. You get the gist.
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I read the book first and although the film is a little different, it's awesome.
The cast? Where do I start? Everyone who's anyone is there and the acting and effects are superb. Put it this way, it wasn't on Prime and I had to purchase it, and I'm glad I did. I have no doubt a second viewing will reveal some things I missed first time around, so I'll be treating myself again in about a week.
If you like Neil Gaiman and entertaining films, what are you waiting for?
10 people found this helpful
Len RushtonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 January 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Pretty good way to pass the time in Lockdown
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I'd seen this film before and remembered enjoying the fantasy / comedy inherent in the plot. It's really a vehicle for hamming it up for a few of the actors. Robert de Niro and Michelle Pfeifer take full advantage. It does look as if they had a great time doing it and it wouldn't make a bad stage play or pantomime, for a cold winter's evening.
3 people found this helpful
mrs margaret quigleyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 08 September 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
'what do stars do best ?'
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a great fun film. based on a neil gaiman novel with a far happier less brutal narrative than the book source. wonderful performances and, despite a few detours near the end, a great funny wise chaotic story. a star in human forms falls out of the sky and a very special young man goes out to find her. a great cast, plus many cameos, looked like they had great fun making this and you'll have a good time watching it. i promise.
6 people found this helpful
Jeff F.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 March 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing family film - we all throughly enjoyed every minute and would watch again
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Amazing film... if you haven't seen this then I would really recommend. This is a real gem and lost one to me... for some reason I missed this film when it was released .. maybe because there were other good films out in 2007, or maybe because my children were young? Anyway we had a dreary Saturday afternoon with my son not feeling so well. I heard about this film after watching Music channel and Take That song came on. I saw background scenes and realised 'Rule the World' was from the film Stardust. I checked out on IMDB and saw the great ratings and feedback so I got the film.
My son not feeling too good didn't want to watch it as he had not heard of it. So I said OK lets put it on for 10 minutes, if you don't like we switch off and put something else on... 5 minutes into it we were all engrossed ... We didn't even think about the 10 minute rule.
The film is very funny. Some real great moments that you won't see coming! Panto v Discworld with some "adult" very suttle innuendo's but nothing tacky or offensive ... just like watching panto ;o)
We would watch the film again and would recommend to all our friends. Honestly if you haven't seen it, it is a fantastic film :)
9 people found this helpful
Katherine GrilloReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 December 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent fantasy adventure
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Watched this a number of times and there’s always something new to discover. A great fantasy adventure about a fallen star, a boy who needs discover the real meaning of love and a journey full of obstacles ranging from a determined witch and an ambitious prince. Plus Robert de Niro as a pirate with a secret.
One person found this helpful
David L. GrantReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 October 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
An Enjoyable Romp (but little to do with the source material).
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An enjoyable faerie tale film. Great, lighthearted performances and a fun experience from start to finish. However do not expect anything more than the remotest connection to the great book by Neil Gaiman, as even he agreed that there was no way to create a film version of his book (though I do wish they had realised that it could have been made into a successful series had they stayed true to the story - oh, well). Those familiar with the source material will see bits and pieces that are easily recognisable but others that were not in the book at all.

Beautiful cinematography, especially the establishing shots of locations (filmed in Wester Ross in the Scottish Highlands, and the Isle of Skye. Some parts of the film were also shot in Iceland. The natural scenery fits the story perfectly and adds an otherworldly quality to the film without the use of special effects. The effects used in magic scenes are well-crafted and not overdone.

If you can separate it from the source novel, it is a truly enjoyable tale; a Hollywood movie reminiscent of The Princess Bride but without the annoying ethnic humour.

I hasten to add that the book is amazing and well worth the read.
7 people found this helpful
A.SturgessReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 January 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
My first impressions were wrong - this is a truly brilliant fantasy
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I had this DVD on a shelf for several months without watching it all the way through. I recall starting to watch it when I first bought it, but then gave up. Maybe I had been watching more strenuous movies or series such as NCIS or CSI-NY and these had made me resistant to the the mood for fantasy. Whatever the reason, I initially gave up on 'Stardust'.

What a mistake.

I have just watched it all the way through and was mesmerised by the story of multiple fantastic quests --- some good, some evil and some just downright hilarious. To enjoy this film you do have to surrender yourself to the hardcore world of a child-like fantasy world where evil witches and warring brothers challenge the confused feelings of love felt by a young man; first for a girl who has no feelings for him and then for a star-girl who initially loathes him but who then loves him. Throw into the mix a superbly comic Robert de Niro as a cross-dressing pirate and a band of comical ghosts, and you're part of the way to getting a vague idea of how rich this film is in both storyline and visual magic.

Abandon the real world and open yourself up to the heartfelt warmth of this magical film.

Oh - and full marks to Michelle Pfeiffer for having the guts to to gradually have her stunning beauty transformed into the hideous hag that she becomes as the witch whose powers eventually corrode her face and body into little more than a wrinkled bag of bones.
6 people found this helpful
SarugumoReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 May 2009
5.0 out of 5 stars
Stardust
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`Stardust' is a wonderful fairytale that you can completely lose yourself in and enjoy the magical world created for you. I was surprised at just how good this film was and it reminded me of the fantasy adventures I watched and loved as a child and that never seemed to be beaten by modern films. The cast is great with Pfiefer, De Niro, Clare Danes and a whole host of British comedy actors to bolster this already impressive role call. This has a great story about a boy falling in love with a falling star and how he has to protect her from witches and evil princes' who wish to find her for their own sinister reasons. This is a VERY basic description of the storyline and the various twist and turns make for a spellbinding and captivating story. It is acted well by all involved, the direction is superb, the special effects match the fairytale and magic themes perfectly and the overall package achieves what it sets out to extremely well. I was heartily impressed by this film and all the more so for not expecting it to be as good as it was. This is a top fantasy adventure and makes for an afternoons excellent entertainment for all the family.

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