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About the Movie
Director John Carpenter presents a romantic science fiction odyssey starring Jeff Bridges as an innocent alien from a distant planet who learns what it means to be a man in love. When his spacecraft is shot down over Wisconsin, Starman (Bridges) arrives at the remote cabin of a distraught young widow, Jenny Hayden (Karen Allen), and clones the form of her dead husband. The alien convinces Jenny to drive him to Arizona, explaining that if he isn't picked up by his mothership in three days, he'll die. Hot on their trail are government agents, intent on capturing the alien, dead or alive. En route, Starman demonstrates the power of universal love, while Jenny rediscovers her human feelings for passion.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 26
- Fresh: 21
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 6.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: In Mr. Bridges' hands [his role] becomes the occasion for a sweetly affecting characterization -- a fine showcase for the actor's blend of grace, precision and seemingly offhanded charm.
Rotten: There is little that is original in Starman, but at least it has chosen good models.
Fresh: Starman contains the potential to be a very silly movie, but the two actors have so much sympathy for their characters that the movie, advertised as space fiction, turns into one of 1984's more touching love stories.
A great movie... an extraordinary performance by an extraordinary actor - Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges nailed it!
Jeff Bridges made the alien character he played totally believeable - never broke character in any way - and in my opinion should have received an Oscar for doing so without oozing gunk, special effects, or any of the computer aided gimicks seen in recent movies.
John Carpenter was, indeed the director... Gideon was one of the writers.