Stargirl (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes


Stargirl (2020)



Critic Consensus: Stargirl's feel-good story hits familiar coming-of-age beats, but self-assured performances and an earnest mission worn proudly make it a tune worth listening to.

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Leo Borlock (Graham Verchere) is an average student at Mica High School. He gets decent grades, is a member of the school's marching band and has always been content flying under the radar. But all that changes when he meets Stargirl Caraway (Grace VanderWaal), a confident and colorful new student with a penchant for the ukulele, who stands out in a crowd. She is kind, finds magic in the mundane and touches the lives of others with the simplest of gestures. Her eccentricities and infectious personality charm Leo and the student body, and she quickly goes from being ignored and ridiculed to accepted and praised, then back again, sending Leo on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.


Grace VanderWaal
as Susan 'Stargirl' Caraway
Graham Verchere
as Leo Borlock
Giancarlo Esposito
as Archie Brubaker
Karan Brar
as Kevin Singh
Collin Blackford
as Benny Burrito
Allison Wentworth
as Dori Dilson
as Mallory Franklin
Darby Stanchfield
as Gloria Borlock
Shelby Simmons
as Hillary Kimble
Damian O'Hare
as Leo's Dad
Kimberly W. Sandefur
as American Dream Employee
Stephanie Hill
as Speech Competition Attendee
as Mallory Franklin
Sara Arrington
as Ana Caraway
Hannah Kauffmann
as Band Leader
Troy Brookins
as Ron Kovak
Ryan Begay
as Mud Frog Fan
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All Critics (40) | Top Critics (13)

At a time when teen outsiders are having their time in the spotlight, Stargirl feels like a relic, and a prompt for Disney to do a better job at capturing contemporary high-school culture.

March 25, 2020 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Stargirl teaches Leo everything and then teaches herself a thing or two herself as an afterthought. It's hard to work out who it's aimed at, unless teenage boys are suddenly turning to Disney for lessons in life and love.

March 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Stargirl, as essayed by 16-year-old Grace VanderWaal, the ukulele-wielding 2016 winner of America's Got Talent, has a puppy-dog earnestness to recommend her.

March 25, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Hart gives tired material a jolt of life, which is no easy feat, especially in the churned-out, fast-fiction Y.A. space.

March 16, 2020 | Full Review…

If the one thing Stargirl does is get teens into Big Star and The Cars, then it's done some good in the world.

March 16, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a movie that kind of leaves you just feeling good, wanting to do something good for other people, and also encouraging you to be kinder to yourself.

March 16, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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