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A Star Is Born (2018)



Critic Consensus: With appealing leads, deft direction, and an affecting love story, A Star Is Born is a remake done right -- and a reminder that some stories can be just as effective in the retelling.

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In "A Star Is Born," Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive. In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper ("American Sniper," "American Hustle," "Silver Linings Playbook"), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.

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Bradley Cooper
as Jackson Maine
Dave Chappelle
as George "Noodles" Stone
Rafi Gavron
as Rez Gavron
Alec Baldwin
as Himself
Marlon Williams
as Self (Performing)
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Critic Reviews for A Star Is Born

All Critics (528) | Top Critics (102)

Pop singer Lady Gaga is quite good as the wife... she subtly and convincingly manages the character's transformation from vulnerable ingenue to self-confident celebrity.

March 3, 2020 | Full Review…

Even in its fourth rendition, A Star is Born hits the right emotional highs.

July 29, 2019 | Full Review…

What really works about this version is the fact that Bradley Cooper co-wrote it, he produced it and stars in it, and put it together but he incorporates little elements of Lady Gaga's Story.

March 21, 2019 | Full Review…

A Star Is Born is a fantastic film (...) [b]ut it's contempt for pop music is disappointing.

March 9, 2019 | Full Review…

In the end, A Star is Born becomes a touching film hampered by its own legacy.

January 29, 2019 | Full Review…

In its new incarnation, A Star Is Born presents a beautifully told and hugely affecting love story.

October 30, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Star Is Born


Each A Star Is Born is a product of its time, and this one is no different: made in a digital era of viral videos and pop stars that can be born overnight, this is an infinitely more realistic and sincere version (both in plot and structure) compared to all others before.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


This film aims to separate itself from other love stories using its music and the chemistry of its leads, both of which are good. Cooper shows off his acting chops and surprisingly decent singing voice, while Gaga shows off her singing voice and surprisingly decent acting chops. The story is poorly paced, and the jabs at pop music aren't so subtle, but overall it works pretty well. It's a good love story that also serves as a lesson on addiction, not only to drugs and alcohol but to the approval of others.

Sanjay Rema
Sanjay Rema

Super Reviewer

An inspired and touching revitalization of an American tragedy. Bradley Cooper fleshes out a troubled but sympathetic character in a downward spiral who meets an immensely talented but insecure lady gaga. Their chemistry is believable, as well as their musical chops, with some of the best songs written and performed for a contemporary film. Some minor pacing issues spoil an otherwise cohesive retelling that shines for the honesty of its performers.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

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