The Sun Is Also a Star

critic Reviews

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  • The Sun Is Also a Star has a pair of easy-to-love leads, but tests the audience's affection with a storyline that strains credulity past the breaking point.
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    Atavia ReedChicago Reader
    The pacing can be quick, but overall this film will warm the heart of any hopeless romantic.
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    The sun, the moon, the stars and all sorts of cosmic gobbledygook are thrown into "The Sun is Also a Star," a love story that shows how difficult it is to manufacture fate on screen.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    Although devoid of sophistication and overly dependent on contrivance, the frothy, fizzy giddiness of the love story may win over viewers who are predisposed to enjoy this sort of entertainment.
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    Brian LowryCNN.com
    While time is likely on the side of its leads, their chemistry only goes so far in what feels, finally, like a half-baked movie.
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    Melissa VincentGlobe and Mail
    It's a tightly wrapped microcosm of many of the conversations driving our political zeitgeist.
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    Johnny OleksinskiNew York Post
    Once again, with the odds stacked against them, two extremely attractive people have fallen in love.
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    Steven ProkopyThird Coast Review
    The Sun Is Also a Star is neither a complete failure nor a total success, but as someone who considers even a partial victory in the realm of romance films a win, I'll take this marginally likable work.
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    Steven SheehanThe Digital Fix
    There's not much to get excited about here in an Instagram vision of love you'll quickly want to forget.
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    Tim BraytonAlternate Ending
    The filmmakers have made somewhat hokey, unbelievable material into something thoughtful and artful.
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    Roe McDermottHot Press
    Pretty, potential-filled, and ultimately a let-down.
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