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Year
1984
Runtime
115 min.
Director
John Carpenter
Genres
Drama, Romance, Adventure
Rating *
7.0
Votes *
27,947
Checks
2,985
Favs
105
Dislikes
19
Favs/checks
3.5% (1:28)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. Ralf's avatar

    Ralf

    Definitely John Carpenter's most touching and heartfelt film.
    I've enjoyed all the goofy shit he's done and all, but this is on a whole different level.
    2 years 3 months ago
  2. neocowboy's avatar

    neocowboy

    Pretty damn likeable. Should really be in a top Sci-Fi list. 3 years 2 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    What if E.T. and the Thing had a baby, and horribly, that baby was Jeff Bridges? That's Starman, proof that John Carpenter is a romantic at heart. Not unusually, Bridges goes all in as a sweet alien in human form, and Karen Allen grounds the film in a certain believability as the woman whose dead husband's body he took. Whether the romance between them works is up each individual viewer, as Carpenter merely presents the facts and lets them speak for themselves. There are no long-winded scenes to expressly tell us that Jenny finds solace and ultimately closure in this man that looks like the man she still grieves for, no lip-biting self-doubt about whether she's doing the right thing giving in to these feelings. Things happen, and they are informed by past events the audience has been made aware of, draw your own conclusions. So Carpenter is a romantic here, but not sentimental. I think that's why this movie stands the test of time. 1 year 5 months ago
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