We have been alerted to two of the first officila reviews to appear online for Stardust and, as we hoped, the film seems to be leaving the same impression on the critics as it did to audiences during early screenings.
Stardust Official Reviews
Below are snippets from two positive reviews to appear online for Stardust. To read the entire review, just click the bold link.
Diverting and pleasurable to watch, "Stardust," a tongue-in-cheek sword-and-sorcerers romp bolstered by a top-flight cast, is most adroit when it plays the fantasy straight rather than sending up the genre. Adapting Neil Gaiman's novel, director Matthew Vaughn -- who wrote the script with Jane Goldman -- takes a sharp turn from his directorial debut, the slick neo-noir "Layer Cake," and displays a similar visual panache while working a completely different realm.
"Stardust" is less heavenly in its clumsy attempts at uproarious humor, which threaten at times to undercut the enchanting spell the filmmakers cast on the audience. A powerhouse cast, horses and swordplay laced with an abundance of whimsy plus romance should translate into decent boxoffice domestically and overseas.
Simply divine fantasy. Pfeiffer casts a spell on it outshining the fallen star.
A star falls and Victoria (Sienna Miller) agrees to marry disadvantaged village boy Tristan (Charlie Cox) if he finds it for her. To do so, he has to go beyond his village of Wall to the mysterious kingdom of Stormhold. A wall separates the two and is guarded by a cranky old man (who reminded me of “willing hostage” Gebra Mikail, the guardian priest of the Ark of the Covenant, at the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum, Ethiopia).
The director, Matthew Vaughn, previously known as Guy Ritchie’s producer and director of the incomprehensible “Layer Cake” (but it did star Daniel Craig), wrote the script with Jane Goldman based on Neil Gaiman's novel. The entire production and CGI magic are wondrous and I have been telling everyone that this is the Potter fantasy adults should see. You will see “Stardust” twice.
Check out both official reviews for Stardust by clicking the bold links.