General Information

Glossary: T
Released Year: 2017
Runtime: 86 minutes
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Directors: Timothy Reckart
Writers: Simon Moore, Carlos Kotkin, Tommy Sheridan
Casts: Fred Tatasciore, Christopher Plummer, Ving Rhames, Anthony Anderson, Keegan-Michael Key, Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson, Kristin Chenoweth, Eddie Frierson, Rif Hutton, David Cowgill, June Christopher, Kari Wahlgren, Kris Kristofferson, Tracy Morgan, Scott Menville, Stephen Apostolina, Mariah Carey, Gregg Berger, Zachary Levi, Mona Marshall, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Kirk Baily, Gabriel Iglesias, Roger Craig Smith, Gina Rodriguez, Pepper Sweeney, Aidy Bryant, Patricia Heaton, Steven Yeun, William Townsend, Kelly Clarkson, Joel Osteen, Lex Lang, Warren Sroka
IMDB: The Star (2017) - IMDB

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 5.9

Reviews

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Variety - Peter Debruge
As kid-friendly Christmas movies go, this one actually goes out of its way to remind what the holiday represents, which should please parents looking for something a little more sophisticated (but just barely) than the VeggieTales cartoons.
58
IGN - William Bibbiani
If you can get past the many bizarre inconsistencies, The Star is a relatively decent film for young Christian audiences. The writing, voice-acting and animation are unremarkable, but they get the job done, and the film’s heart seems to be in the right place.
50
The Hollywood Reporter - Sheri Linden
The movie delivers a modicum of magic without getting pious or gushy. It never soars, though, or burns especially bright.
50
Washington Post - Unnamed
The movie is sincerely Christian in its outlook, while also a slapstick animal ’toon. It’s a mix that works only intermittently. But when it doesn’t pop, it thuds.
50
Los Angeles Times - Katie Walsh
It's a serviceable animated movie appropriate for the season, but there's nothing beyond its source material that marks it as particularly unique or special.

The Star (2017)



A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the greatest story ever told, the first Christmas.