The Sun Is Also a Star - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Sun Is Also a Star Reviews

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July 28, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 18, 2020
The pacing can be quick, but overall this film will warm the heart of any hopeless romantic.
February 6, 2020
There's not much to get excited about here in an Instagram vision of love you'll quickly want to forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 10, 2019
The filmmakers have made somewhat hokey, unbelievable material into something thoughtful and artful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2019
Pretty, potential-filled, and ultimately a let-down.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 20, 2019
The Sun Is Also a Star is undeniably saccharine and yet is not without its charms. It tries to explore aspects of modern racial conflict and cultural assimilation, but by keeping its focus on the romance, Star loses most of the power it possesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 9, 2019
Yes, it's both too bad and too good to be true, but there could be no better time for such fantasies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 6, 2019
Sure, Tracy Oliver's screenplay is simplistic and gee-whizz-earnest but so what, Ry Russo-Young directs with admirable skill and sensitivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 6, 2019
'What if I told you I could make you fall in love with me, scientifically?' Daniel proposes to a skeptical Natasha. As chat-up lines go, it's out there, but this is a story that isn't afraid of a leap of logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 5, 2019
There are flaws that need to be overlooked, but Russo-Young's valentine to young love deserves to draw a bigger crowd... appealing as it does to romantics of all races and ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 30, 2019
It's a visually-pleasing, intriguing film that far exceeds Yoon's cringe-inducing 2017 adaptation Everything, Everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 3, 2019
Yara Shahidi is not only physically striking but she is emotionally adept at taking on this challenging role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 10, 2019
Unfortunately, this astrology-themed showcase of challenged love between a female cynic and male poetic spirit loses its mushy translation in the cosmos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2019
Russo-Young loses her way in charming jokes and exaggerated dialogues. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 4, 2019
The narrative is as two-dimensional and tired as a Hallmark card penned by a checked-out writer who gave up coffee for Lent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 31, 2019
What could very well have been an important political romance shrinks sadly to another unremarkable meet-cute.
May 31, 2019
...boasts a pair of star-making performances in Melton and Shahidi.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 30, 2019
The Sun is Also a Star aims to cover the sun, but fails and the only thing it creates is story that does not transcend. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 29, 2019
A genial and earnest but incredulous teen love story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 27, 2019
For tween and teen fans of the book and love stories in general, the Nicola Yoon adaptation The Sun is Also a Star will provide a romantic, if sometimes meandering, viewing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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