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Lady Gaga And Bradley Cooper's A Star is Born Earns Universal Acclaim in Early Reviews

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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's highly-anticipated movie A Star Is Born has made its debut at the 75th Venice Film Festival and critics are loving it. The remake of the  1937 film has earned rave reviews following its premiere at the iconic festival on Friday.

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, A Star Is Born holds a 93% approval rating. On Metacritic, the movie has an average score of 89 out of 100, indicating "universal acclaim." 


The Guardian, 5 out of 5 stars:
Cooper directs and co-stars in this outrageously watchable and colossally enjoyable new version, supercharged with dilithium crystals of pure melodrama. He appears opposite a sensationally good Lady Gaga, whose ability to be part ordinary person, part extraterrestrial celebrity empress functions at the highest level at all times.—Peter Bradshaw

The Telegraph, 5 out of 5 stars:
Gaga's big final number, performed almost entirely in a single-take close-up, gives the film the knee-weakening send-off it earns. This is a musical for lovers and loathers of the genre alike: deluxe studio entertainment like they used to make.—Robbie Collin

Variety, positive:
Lady Gaga, in her fetching and accomplished movie-star debut, as Ally, an ingenuous, fresh-faced singer-songwriter who becomes his lover and stage partner before rocketing on her own into the new pop stratosphere. Cooper directed the movie himself, working from a script he co-wrote with Eric Roth and Will Fetters, and to say that he does a good job would be to understate his accomplishment.—Owen Gleiberman

The Wrap, positive:
Cooper and Lady Gaga are dynamite together; this is a story that lives and dies by the central relationship and the instant chemistry that must blossom between them, and these two have it in spades. The musical numbers take immediately catchy songs and present them in an electrifying way.—Alonso Duralde

TIME, positive:
A Star Is Born is just on the right side of tasteful, which is to say it’s slightly on the wrong side: It could stand to be more nutso in its expression of grand human emotions and dismal human failures. But it works anyway: You come away feeling something for these people, flawed individuals who are trying to hold their cracked pieces of self together—or to mend the cracks of those they love.—Stephanie Zacharek

US Weekly, 3 out of 4 stars:
A Star Is Born tries very, very hard to be the most emotional movie of 2018. I’m not convinced it wins on that front, but I can say it gets the prize for most hysterical melodrama. Take it as a compliment.—Mara Reinstein

Entertainment Weekly, B+:
Gaga's serious-actress transformation for her first major film role will undoubtedly lead the conversation, and she deserves praise for her restrained, human-scale performance as a singer whose real-girl vulnerability feels miles away from the glittery meat-dress delirium of her own stage persona.—Leah Greenblatt

A Star Is Born is due out in theatres on October 5th, 2018.

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Just now, Craig said:


This movie and the soundtrack will be out of this world, haters can seethe




Just now, Tαβοο said:

Queen of universal acclaim

coming for Oscars + her 5th #1 album


we stan this ages Cher!


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