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Year
2018
Runtime
136 min.
Director
Bradley Cooper
Genres
Drama, Romance, Music
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
129,592
Checks
6,029
Favs
335
Dislikes
81
Favs/checks
5.6% (1:18)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. frankqb's avatar

    frankqb

    This is an impressive film, but not entirely in good ways.

    It’s impressive for its performances, full stop. Cooper and Lady Gaga are both fantastic as both singers and actors. The sets, costumes and cinematography are all stupendous. Some of the songs are even very impressively written.

    It’s also just really impressive that a film that gets so much right is so damned boring, predictable and preachy. The film talks a big game about having something to say and “reaching deep into your soul” and yet can’t do the same thing itself. It feels like a film without a soul. What are the start-to-end goals of either of these characters? Why do we want to root for them? The film retreads familiar tropes of alcoholism and the rock star life but neither gives the viewer little stake in the issues at hand nor a coherent message to take away beyond the cycle of drug and alcohol abuse and a thin parallel to music. I’m sorry, but it’s just...weak.

    But in all honesty, despite these glaring gaps in its emotive intent, the film is very well put together. Like a pop song though, it’s an impressive package that pretends emotion, but is cavernously hollow beneath the surface.

    Two and a half stars out of five.
    1 year 8 months ago
  2. satisfythecrave's avatar

    satisfythecrave

    *Bradley Cooper voice* I just wanna take another look at the first act. 1 year 7 months ago
  3. chunkylefunga's avatar

    chunkylefunga

    Ok but very paint by numbers and a sloppy ending. 1 year 5 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #20 in Rotten Tomatoes's Top 100 Movies of All Time
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