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John Carpenter

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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. – Janet Maslin, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: There is little that is original in Starman, but at least it has chosen good models. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

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. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

"Take it easy." [sticks finger out] "Up yours."

You know what? This is truly one of my favorite sci-fi films of all time. It's got such a memorable story. It's got great moments that if it was filmed by today's standards, it would likely destroy. It has memorable characters, especially the Starman alien character (who's played by Jeff Bridges) [I'm just going to call him Scott since that's what he looks like]. It's so memorable. The soundtrack is phenomenal. Listen to the last bit at the end of the film, all the way until the end credits end. You'll see what I mean. I've got quotes stuck in my head from this movie (used one of them in the Title caption). John Carpenter, you are a genius. So, people check this movie out. I think you will truly love it. Goodbye.

A must!

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.

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Released: 1998

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