Stardust (2020)

Stardust (2020)

Stardust (2020)

Johnny Flynn (Emma.) is a young David Bowie in this biopic covering Bowie's first American tour in 1971, on which he came up with his iconic Ziggy Stardust character. Marc Maron plays Bowie's struggling publicist Rob Oberman, who was along for the ride.

2020Rating: M, Sex scenes, drug use, nudity & offensive language109 minsUK
MusicTrue Story & Biography

Stardust (2020) / Reviews

RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Lacks a noticeable amount of Bowie songs and includes many scenes filmed on the cheap.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

How can you recreate the first Ziggy concert in 1972 at Borough Assembly Hall, Aylesbury, and fail to evoke even an ounce of the moment’s dynamism even when you have the moves down?

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Could be marketed as “Bowie as you’ve never seen him,” but it feels like “Bowie as no one ever saw him.”

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A mostly listless odyssey, its lack of excitement compounded by the absence of Bowie's music.

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Variety

Variety

The movie gives us only a small taste of it, but it’s enough to whet your appetite: for a Bowie biopic that captures this cracked actor in all his funhouse-mirror rock ‘n’ roll glory.

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IGN

IGN

It's bland, not bold, and achingly absent of enchantment.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

While there are flashes of originality in the film’s script... most of it is relatively straightforward...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

The movie’s performances are good, not great, but enjoyable nonetheless.

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