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Stardust

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Claire Danes, Stardust
David James

Stardust

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
125 minutes
Wide Release Date:
08/10/07
performer:
Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Charlie Cox, Robert De Niro, Sienna Miller
director:
Matthew Vaughn
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
66791, 8092
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B

Director Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake) describes his initial concept for this lighthearted fantasy — about a man (Charlie Cox) who falls in love with a shooting star (Claire Danes) — as ”Princess Bride meets Midnight Run.” Stardust isn’t as original as either, and at two hours plus, it drags, especially when Robert De Niro arrives as an unaccountably fey pirate. But it has its charms, like Michelle Pfeiffer’s spirited turn as an evil witch. EXTRAS In a making-of, Stardust author Neil Gaiman says he felt guilty the production had to build the flying pirate ship he’d only imagined for the novel. B

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