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A fun fantasy with enough original ideas and understated humour to make it interesting. Nothing inspiring, but leaves you with a smile.
This started off great and then became very ordinary by the end. Excellently casted (Robert De Niro and Ricky Gervais were wonderful surprises) and the appearance of the movie is enough for me to want to watch it again, but the ending was so anti climactic, it just fizzled out instead of with a bang. Still, definitely something I'll watch with my kids one day because of the wonder and eclecticism. But for adults, these qualities may have spread it too thin to be engaging.
It starts off really good and then just gets boring. Couldn't watch it all. Unless you are watching with children give this a miss.
In a quaint medieval village called Wall there is a long stone wall that surrounds a magic kingdom. The entry from real to magic is guarded, but one daring human crosses through to the magic land. Nine months later a baby boy is delivered back to the man, safely returned to the real world: a souvenir of his one-night encounter with an enslaved magic princess. The rest of the story unfurls as, eighteen years later, the grown half-real half-magic son returns to the magic side of the wall, to hunt for a fallen star.
This is a massive fairy tale, with much darkness, as princes murder their brothers, witches seek immortality, and a magic kingdom waits for a new king. Meanwhile the young man captures the star (a beautiful maiden), and encounters a ruthless pirate crew, and flee deadly witches, and so on.
Think of a cocktail of "Harry Potter", Grimms' fairy tales, and Terry Pratchett.
Enjoyable, un needed sexual references, but the story line is worth watching, not suitable for children under 10
This is a good movie, without being great. It has a fabulous cast and they obviously enjoyed themselves making the movie. Like most fairy tales it's fairly predictable but that is probably why it was so much fun, because you know nothing bad is going to happen to the main characters. Enjoyable!
Beautiful fairy tale. Great for the family especially if you have younger children or baby sitting. Nice.
I loved this movie.
Very sweet and charming.
Great 'fairytale' - not just for kids, Robert De Niro is hilarious!
Its such a great movie :) its one of my favourite fantasy ones!
Interesting story line and the acting, plus the cinematography was awesome throughout the movie, i have seen it before and still watched it again and picked up things i missed the first time i seen it. I loved this movie the danger, the drama, the adventure, the excitement, the magic, and everything fell together good so you never not knew what was happening, great movie, definately watch it again.
If you like fantasy, some violence, romance and an all round feel really good movie, then this would appeal.
A charming little story in the traditional fairy-tale style - no real surprises. But... oh dear, oh dear, can someone please tell Mr De Niro that he can't do comedy at all... and heaven knows how many film we've had to put up with him trying to do so... I can think of half-a-dozen straight off. Apart from that... all OK
The film was much better than I had thought. I was truely blown away with the plot. So many twists and angles - brilliant story line.
I just loved this film ... it is so beautifully shot, and the cast is amazing. A step back into childhood :-)
Painful. Unlikable characters, slow, scrappy plotline and no depth. I love fantasy stuff but was hugely disappointed in Stardust. There were a few high spots but not enough and I struggled not to hit the FF button.
Nice movie with a great fantasy story. I really enjoyed this movie and so did my parents. Brings back those old memories of other fairytales with a bit more betrayal and anger.
Loved it watched 3 times .
Felt as if it was trying too much to be the next big film. Was bored 40 mins in.
was a good movie before i fell alseep.
Great movie. if you like fantasy movies, than you'll love this. Some great performance here by some well know actors. De Niro, what a crack up, couldn't stop laughing at his character, very well done.
This film did not engage, didn't connect with the characters at all. Didn't finish watching the film.
Fantastic, edge of the seat stuff loved it
This was the perfect fantasy film. It had romance, witches, warlocks, evil vs good, villains, creatures etc. I wish they made more films like this.
The screenplay is very well adapted from the novel, the acting is superb, the special effects are very creative and some even shocking.
I would recommend this film to any fan of the genre. I do think it was probably border line on getting an M rating too. One of the better films i've seen in a while.
I gave it 4 out of 5.
Yes, it's worth watching. Almost too soppy, but all is forgiven (I didn't cry, honestly). The dead brothers are great. You should also (and possibly first) READ THE BOOK!!
Thought this was a very pretty movie that a lot of people will love
a great film, though didn,t expect the story to go the way it did, but very enjoyable, heldourattention right through
Loved the storyline and the cast was great! I Definitely a good night in for the whole family.
A great family movie - my 2 boys
Good family friendly fantasy. A star falls to the ground in a magical land, where witches and evil princes each conspire to obtain her for their own ends. Amusing characters and imaginative use of magic, good for older children still to young for Harry Potter.
This was an easy going fantasy film that had some funny moments. I really enjoyed it.
Great movie for the whole family. We thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.
enjoyable movie , was a bit hesitant about renting it, didnt think it would be really my sort of movie, but i did enjoy it. the trailers for it dont do it justice,
very funny de niro as a gay pirate still in the closet.
you have to get it out just to see de niro he was excellent.
Good film with a bunch of actors obviously wanting to add this film to their resume. I did enjoy the film but without Deniro it was going no where. Worth adding for a queue filer if you are going to have some light airy fairy people around at the house on the weekend as it is as it states - Family.
Excellant movie from a great cast
well done Not quite the quirky adventure as Princess Bride. But just lovely Whitches a bit strong for the kids!
A beautiful fairytail movie. Very enjoyable.
Love this movie. Great storyline
A great movie, soothing and dreamy.
Great adaptation of the book.
Loved this movie. It feels like the ones from the 80's, real fairy tale!
WOW. Absolutely magical. I fell in love with this new age fairytale. Whoever created this masterpiece has an amazing imagination. Thank you so much. Stardust also had a fantastic cast. Its a new favourite!
I liked Stardust. It was a very nice lovely film. It was an enjoyable film and one I would probably watch again. Robert De Niro was so funny in his role as the cross dresser sort of pirate. Clare Danes was lovely in her role as the fallen star. Michelle Pfeiffer was very believable in her role as the demented witch that wanted beauty and would stop at nothing to get what she desired.
Absolutely stunning movie. Have watched it over and over and over again.
Lovely story, well acted and great effects. Desrves better than 3 stars!!
Really enjoyable. Usual fantastical shenanigans without taking itself too seriously. Great cast and good humour.
Just loved this movie what a feast.
Magical. Beautiful story. Having big name actors was a surprise
great movie! Highly recommended
One of the best films I have seen in years. A suitable addition to "The Princess Bride" as a must see for children and adults alike. I don't have kids but was enthralled by every minute, and the detail gone to in the making of the film is unbelieveable. You won't be disappointed.
Great family movie with a little bit of something for everyone
Loved Robert De Niro's character. Great Fantasy movie.
Really great fun for all the family. Lovely story.
Outstanding, definitely under-rated on release.
Excellent movie that should please everyone who likes adventure.
This was beautifully done and worth watching.
Stardust is truly an international effort, a very different fantasy film that is extremely well cast and superbly written.
DeNero plays a character unlike any he’s ever portrayed before and he does himself proud injecting action, suspense and the perfect amount of humour.
My expectations for Stardust were high though I wasn’t sure quite what I was in for, but this film did not disappoint, as fantasy adventure goes this is one of the best. Check it out, there are a lot of surprises almost all of them pleasant.
A pure piece of escapism which actually surprised me... Loved the characters and the cameos by just about everyone - Michelle Pfieffer the evil witch, Robert De Niro the camp ship's captain and Rupert Everet with his tragic ghostly brothers. The movie perhaps went a little too long but thoroughly enjoyable and well worth a second or third watch...
All of the above & then some. Mag"bloody"nificent!!
Really enjoyed this movie. Loved Michelle Pfeiffer, she makes a good evil witch. Great entertainment for a Saturday night.
What can I say. I never thought there would be a movie to match the Princess Bride. I was wrong. Here it is.
Magical movie - literally. An uncomfortable Claire Danes confuses hair flicking for acting, but Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert de Niro are glorious. Great CGI and genuinely funny.
Great fun. It is nice to see something for the family - provided the kids aren't too young. The witches are fairly disgusting in their habits! Robgert de Niro as a cross-dressing pirate and Michelle Pfeiffer deteriorating into an old crone are the standouts, but all the cast are good. Nobody takes themselves too seriously, which is the secret of good comedy.
Loved this film - want to add it to my home collection! A comical fantasy with a little romance, some reality with originality! Do yourself a favour!
Good movie. Great fun once it got going. Plenty of villains, magic and action.
Really enjoyed this movie
This was great fun. Definitely like Princess Bride in a lot of ways. Worth seeing for De Niro part alone. A cracker!
I saw this movie at the Cinema and thought it was brilliant! Fantastic acting, great script and storyline.. I can't wait for the next instalment!
Budding filmmakers should be compelled to watch this film. It is a fine example of great family entertainment. Robert De Niro really stood out, but all the actors and characters were great. Six stars out of five.
Brilliant movie which the whole family enjoyed from 4 years to 40. One for the collection to watch over again.
Absolutely fantastic, better than Spiderwick, if I may say so!
This movie was quite exciting and different. Funny as well.
An enchanting movie of boy, separated from his mother soon after birth and his eventual discovery of her as well as his own true love.
Enjoyable fantsy/fairytale. Enjoyed the characters and the sets were a feast.
A wonderful fantasy/adventure
Fantastic ! Must see if you like fantasy movies...
This movie is such fun! It's the middle-ages and we follow the adventures of Tristan, his father and mother, witches, numerous dead pretenders to the throne, some pirates and of course - the star. Throw in an unlikely cross-dresser, witches spells that unravel (we witness the effects of gravity - hilarious!) plus lots of other magic and that's what we end up with - sheer magic!
Good childrens fantasy that the whole family can enjoy
Its amazing, so good i introduced it to all my friends and family. the storyline was so original and well played.
Magical - even better than the book, and I'm a big Neil Gaiman fan.
Excellent Family Movie, Kids loved it, Mum & Dad loved it. Great Special Effects & also funny. Highly Recommend
Fantastic - this one went straight to the "we need to own this one" category. It was Princess Bride level of fantasy story telling but it was a story in its own right. Action, adventure and a damsel that is as daring as the hero!
DeNiro is BRILLIANT, but so was everyone involved
Entertaining movie. Charming story and pleasant to watch.
Brilliant movie. Loved this style of movie and anything on the fantasy realm.
A great movie, more amusing than I thought it would be, which was a welcome surprise. It was most entertaining.
Fantastic movie so much so I wanted to watch it again, if you love fantasy movies this is just for you
really enjoyed watching this. Very easy wataching and entertaining.
A great thrill-ride from the beginning to the end. Terrific performances, gorgeous direction and a great, fast-paced script. It's well worth getting lost in this world for a couple of hours.
I absolutely loved this movie and had to watch it again and again, they simply don't make enough of these types, but they're worth waiting for.
I loved every minute of this movie - not usually into fantasy but this was really enjoyable. I did feel like strangling the main male character quite often throughout the film which takes away one star from its rating.
I just loved this movie.I didn't want it to end.Beautiful story and great effects
I will be buying it
Family fantasy romp. End a bit painful as expected. Great if you're twelve...
Thought it was a bit strange at the start but thought it was great by the end. Great cast.
Brilliant movie. Cinematic eye-candy for all ages. Gaiman fanatics will be proud of this adaptation, as I am.
This was my favourite movie of 2007 - it just had everything - action, romance, suspense - and a cast of diabolical, devilish, hilarious and beautiful characters from the misunderstood cross-dressing pirate captain (DeNiro) to the vain and bloodthirsty witch (Pfeiffer). While the cast was amazing, it was the small details which really made this film for me (like the fact that the Prince's blood was blue). Gaiman knows just how to take fantasy to the edge of absurdity and then bring it back again, the result being thrilling, hilarious, spectacular and breathtaking.
I really enjoyed the movie, but beware parents of small children! My kids (6 and 4) were horrified when the witches killed animals and "read" their entrails. They asked us to stop the movie saying it was too horrible. It was a bit much for their age group. Maybe another year or two...
FANTASTIC! The whole family loved it. It has us enthralled; comedy, suspense, fantasy and drama to boot. Great flick!
FANTASTIC MOVIE, GREAT STORY, GREAT EFFECTS, LOVED IT.
This was a great film. If you like the Princess Bride, you will enjoy this.
The cast is terrific, Robert Di Niro is fantastic as the cross dressing pirate, Michelle Pfeiffer is just fantastic as the evil witch and
Charlie Cox is a joy to watch. This is one for the whole family.
Appears that I am in the minority here, I thought the movie was waaaaay to long and drawn out, almost to the point where I almost turned it off and went to sleep. I think it just needed more action in this one.
JUST AWESOME LOVED ROBERT DE NIRO'S CHARACTER. EVEN HUBBY ENJOYED THIS MOVIE
What a great movie ... it is timeless actually. All the big name stars play their parts really well and the newcomers and also worth a watch. A great overall movie, even for the teenagers.
Fantatsic movie, awesome special effects, great performances by all, especially Michelle Pfeiffer in perhaps one of the most delicious roles of her career! Great all round entertainment!
This movie looked fantastic on the trailer, and I was really looking forward to watching it. I found that it was ok, but tended towards a little too much sentimental romanticism, and could have been a lot better with some more hard-headed writing.
Great movie if you're looking for a bit of family friendly fun.
Worth Watching - Loves fairytales!
A lot of reviewers said this was a new "Princess Bride", but I'd actually say it is better. Exceptional special effects support a clever story, which seems a rarity these days. Superb.
FANTASTIC family movie. Easy to watch good story with no great violence swearing or sex scenes. No long drawn out meaningful scenes where you needed to leave the room. Totally enjoyed.
A simply gorgeous movie -- much like a 21st Century type of The Princess Bride.
Great Movie for the whole family, beautifully filmed, funny, a joy to watch.
Good family action adventure romantic movie. Most should enjoy.
Spectacular, witty and magical fantasy. Lots of fun and well filmed.
From a great Director!
Great movie, with romance fighting and fantasy. A good well rounded movie sure to be enjoyed by many.