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Starfish (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Led by a strong central performance from Virginia Gardner, Starfish is an intelligent, emotionally affecting, and uniquely expansive sci-fi/horror hybrid.

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When a mysterious Signal triggers an event that sparks the end of the world, Aubrey Parker is trapped in her dead best friend's apartment, with a single cassette tape labelled... 'THIS MIXTAPE WILL SAVE THE WORLD'. With reality fraying at the edges, Aubrey must unlock the secrets of the Signal. A secret that could end up saving the world... or condemning it.

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Cast

Elias Brett
as Somerset
Haruka Abe
as Creature mocap
Janis Ahern
as Mrs. Parker
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Critic Reviews for Starfish

All Critics (62) | Top Critics (8)

There's a lot to like about Starfish, but the choppy editing, the overly arthouse way it presents some of the themes, and underdeveloped aspects of the story in favor of the aural experience is ostracizing.

July 3, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

If White's wild formal experimentation and narrative cul-de-sacs result in a strange identity crisis for the film - a sense that he wasn't entirely sure which movie he wanted to make - Gardner's stellar work unifies it.

June 20, 2019 | Full Review…

Not all of those pieces fit together. But they combine into something strikingly original.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Gardner grounds the film with a nuanced performance that allows us to see past Aubrey's guarded exterior to the emotions that crash within her.

April 21, 2019 | Full Review…
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How does one grieve in the apocalypse? It's a question that festers in A.T. White's directorial debut like a ticking time bomb.

April 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Starfish flips from introspective drama to Lovecraftian creature feature to pastel-tinged animation without ever losing coherence.

April 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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