In a countryside town bordering on a magical land, a young man makes a promise to his beloved that he'll retrieve a fallen star by venturing into the magical realm.
Michelle Pfeiffer Robert Deniro interview for Stardust
Stardust Movie Review
Classically Starry and not Dusty
An original, beautiful, engrossing fairy tale, a la unexpurgated Brothers Grimm, which means raw violence is not eschewed, but in this film artfully conveyed. The story brings the viewer into a fairy tale world, one that we as children easily bought into and wanted to be a part. The storytellers have translated this into a tight, well-paced adventure with well-defined characters and accompanying personalities. This all comes together into a classical, yet imbued with modern sensibility, beautiful, inspiring and fetching film. The actors are uniformly fine. In particular, Charlie Cox is tres likable and engaging as the protagonist. Michelle Pheiffer acts beautifully. Robert DeNiro brings wit and fun to his dirigible captain. And finally, Peter O'Toole deliciously out acts everyone as the dying, cunning king with a wicked wit.
— NightwingNoVA, DC Metro