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      The Star

      PG Released Nov 17, 2017 1h 26m Kids & Family Holiday Comedy Adventure Animation TRAILER for The Star: Trailer 1 List The Star: Trailer 1 The Star: Trailer 1 2:00 The Star: International Teaser Trailer The Star: International Teaser Trailer 1:01 The Star: Teaser Trailer 1 The Star: Teaser Trailer 1 1:50 View more videos
      44% Tomatometer 52 Reviews 70% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day, he finds the courage to break free, embarking on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove who has lofty aspirations. Along with three camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told -- the first Christmas. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      The Star may not leave audiences singing "Hallelujah," but its offbeat yet sincere approach to the nativity story makes for acceptably diverting holiday viewing.

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      Donald Clarke Irish Times The film believes its myths and propagates them through some of the cheesiest God pop you could ever dread to hear. Rated: 2/5 Dec 1, 2017 Full Review Jake Wilson The Age (Australia) This thin storyline is padded out with subplots that showcase a bizarrely star-studded voice cast. Rated: 1.5/5 Dec 1, 2017 Full Review Ed Potton Times (UK) Why has nobody thought of this before - the Nativity retold for kids via knockabout animal animation and gloopy pop ballads? Oh yes, because it's an absolutely dreadful idea. Rated: 1/5 Nov 29, 2017 Full Review Matt Brunson Film Frenzy Neither the humor nor the animation ever rises above humdrum. Rated: 2/4 Sep 1, 2021 Full Review Hosea Rupprecht Pauline Center for Media Studies The Star is a wonderful retelling of the Christmas story but with a fun twist: the animals who inhabit the story drive the action. Aug 24, 2021 Full Review Jason Escamilla EskimoTV Not a lot of enjoyable moments for adults to engage with but families may enjoy watching, as it is a kid-friendly telling of the birth of Jesus. Rated: C- May 8, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      kevin f A must see with the whole family!! A reminder we all need what Christmas is all about! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/28/23 Full Review Nate E This is been a family favourite every year since it came out! My daughter watches it on loop. No idea why these "critics" didn't give it a good review. This movie is amazing! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/11/23 Full Review Larry H Movie critics wouldn't know a good movie if it sat on thier faces. This movie is great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/11/23 Full Review Gregory M Great show. Kids watching it over and over. We are not a religious family but sill love it. Camels rock!! Well done Rated 5 out of 5 stars 12/10/23 Full Review Koi P Entertaining, creative, fun while still keeping the Christmas spirit at heart. The bad guy is a little scary for small children but a wonderful family Christmas movie. Lots of laughs and warm feelings. The animation expressions of Mary and Joseph are phenominal. Mary and Joseph are relatable and likeable. Fun but also maintains reverence and awe for the Newborn King. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/04/24 Full Review Semper B This was surprisingly a good movie. Probably my favorite Christmas cartoon movie because it makes me laugh. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      The Star: Official Clip - Good Tidings of Great Joy The Star: Official Clip - Good Tidings of Great Joy 1:20 The Star: Official Clip - This Bird Can Dance! The Star: Official Clip - This Bird Can Dance! 3:04 The Star: Official Clip - When Animals Attack The Star: Official Clip - When Animals Attack 3:49 The Star: Official Clip - The Nativity The Star: Official Clip - The Nativity 4:46 The Star: Official Clip - Marketplace Disaster The Star: Official Clip - Marketplace Disaster 2:44 The Star: Official Clip - Prayers from Donkeys The Star: Official Clip - Prayers from Donkeys 3:13 The Star: Official Clip - Animal Impersonations The Star: Official Clip - Animal Impersonations 1:58 The Star: Official Clip - Bo's Big Escape The Star: Official Clip - Bo's Big Escape 2:07 The Star: Official Clip - The King of the Shoes The Star: Official Clip - The King of the Shoes 2:55 The Star: Official Clip - The Angel Appears Before Mary The Star: Official Clip - The Angel Appears Before Mary 1:42 View more videos
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      Synopsis A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day, he finds the courage to break free, embarking on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a lovable sheep who has lost her flock, and Dave, a dove who has lofty aspirations. Along with three camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told -- the first Christmas.
      Director
      Timothy Reckart
      Producer
      Jenni Magee-Cook
      Screenwriter
      Carlos Kotkin
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Entertainment
      Production Co
      Affirm Films, Franklin Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, The Jim Henson Company, Sony Pictures Animation, Walden Media
      Rating
      PG (Some Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Holiday, Comedy, Adventure, Animation
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 17, 2017, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 6, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $40.4M
      Runtime
      1h 26m
      Sound Mix
      DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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