The Starling

audience Reviews

, 73% Audience Score
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    They say the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and in the case of The Starling, not only the road, but the air is suffocating with good intentions, and while that is noble, it's oddly selfish. The audience is never let into the experience of the movie. These are great actors, but none of them are given characters where they can breathe. The soundtrack is so in-your-face sappy, I ended up rooting for the starling. Whoever directed and edited this wannabe Hallmark movie, needs to show some respect for actors and the audience. They held it so tightly to their own chest, it died before it had a chance to breathe.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    It's good enough to watch at least once if you've a passing interest in careers of the the well-known actors playing key roles or the not-so well-known actors playing key roles. It seems otherwise that is could have been a better movie, and yet Morgan Freeman said that about one of the earlier films in which he appeared, "The Power of One," and what one has to wonder is why the hell did he really say that?! -Just see it for yourself, and then you can appreciate the film rather than the verbosity surrounding it.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    If a film can make you feel all the emotions of laughing and a bit of sadness then it has done its job. I thought it was underappreciated. I love the cast. Seriously worth a watch.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    Could have been a better movie, but I still thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it was a great story. But I can definitely see why the critics had some issues, it had some rough edges.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    Awful movie, worse soundtrack
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
    Despite an excellent (if over-ambitious) cast and an excellent performance by McCarthy, the writing could not live up to the promising premise. Mired in melodrama and a lack of substantive depth, "The Starling" robs us of an unrealized potential. I so badly wanted this film to succeed.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Ignore the ‘critics' and watch it with an open mind. I found this film extremely moving and very well done. I was shocked it got such poor reviews. I thought it was quite exceptional. The reviewers saying it was ‘confusing' obviously just didn't get its understated power. Judge it for yourself
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    What a waste of terrific actors. I stayed with it, but not because I was absorbed or moved. I kept hoping it might get better with all that talent. The loss of a child is one of the worst life events a human being can endure. A movie about a married couple grieving that loss could be deeply touching and meaningful. This material trivialized its subject and cast fine performers that could NOT bring meaning or reality to the trite words on the page. Too bad. This movie deserves every bad review it gets. It's really pretty awful.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    If you're a movie critic I can see why you wouldn't like it. If you're a normal human then just enjoy this film, it's worth the watch
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    I love Melissa McCarthy and this movie is very good