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The Sun Is Also a Star Reviews

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September 10, 2019
The filmmakers have made somewhat hokey, unbelievable material into something thoughtful and artful.
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
May 31, 2019
...boasts a pair of star-making performances in Melton and Shahidi.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
May 24, 2019
"The Sun is Also a Star" might not exactly be realistic, but it shines so brightly that you probably won't care. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sexual Content, Profanity, etc. - also Available)
May 22, 2019
It's a little bit of a different spin from the YA novel...when it's all done, regardless of what complaints I have, these two great actors really do work well together.
May 22, 2019
Charming opposites-attract adaptation has romance, language.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2019
This is a respectable, earnest, down-to-earth romantic drama, not the crazy Nicholas Sparks kind.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 20, 2019
The film lacks sophistication, but it has a very assertive narrative that works. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 20, 2019
Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton have sweet chemistry in this whirlwind and unique romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 19, 2019
Immigration, love, loss and realizing that forever is not promised to anyone are key elements of A Star is Also The Sun. Yara Shahidi and Charlie Melton have insane chemistry! Kudos to Nicola Yoon for a complete multi-cultural cast!
May 18, 2019
The Sun Is Also A Star is a sweet (sometimes bland) film that while has missed story opportunities still has potential as potent as the love story they try to sell.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 17, 2019
Because of the irresistibly charismatic leads, this cliché-riddled love story works despite how superficial (and at times, unbelievable) it may be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 17, 2019
I believed in Natasha and Daniel; I believed in the implausibility of their day. And I believed in the movie's mission, however overpronounced.
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