In “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life. Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.
In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture.
Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.
Run time: 136 mins
The Guardian – 5 stars
Lady Gaga mesmerises in Streisand’s shoes
Mark Kermode’s Film of the Week – 4 stars
A double act to leave you star-struck
“With appealing leads, deft direction, and an affecting love story, A Star Is Born is a remake done right -- and a reminder that some stories can be just as effective in the retelling.”
Rotten Tomatoes: Critics Consensus: 90%
“Gaga's ability to be part ordinary person, part extraterrestrial celebrity empress functions at the highest level”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian