Starring Bradley Cooper (also his directorial debut) and Lady Gaga in her first leading role, the tragic love story follows the relationship of a seasoned musician and a budding singer-songwriter.
Unsurprisingly, it's been riding on a huge wave of hype, with it being the third remake of a 1937 Academy Award-nominated classic. Many audiences will no doubt be anxious to see if two greenhorns can pull off a modern update.
How good is #AStarIsBorn? It's a total emotional knockout, directed by Bradley Cooper on a high wire of emotion, and he and Lady Gaga are stunning together. This is what movies are all about. My review from Venice: https://t.co/mjZncnuolx— Owen Gleiberman (@OwenGleiberman) August 31, 2018
I don’t often say this, but:— Jake Hamilton (@JakesTakes) September 8, 2018
Believe the hype behind A STAR IS BORN.
A familiar story delivered in a refreshing, raw, heartbreaking and poetic way so that it feels fresh again.
Cooper gives a career best performance and Gaga is a revelation.
I was a puddle after seeing it.
Just experienced a film that is beyond words. Never been moved like that in the cinema. Sat thru credits crying. Lights came up. Security guard asked me if I was ok & offered me napkins.— Kevin McCarthy (@KevinMcCarthyTV) September 7, 2018
A STAR IS BORN = remarkable achievement. Cooper/Gaga grabbed me & never let go. Beautiful.
A STAR IS BORN will win Best Picture.— Adam Benzine (@adambenzine) September 8, 2018
Haven’t been this certain on a #TIFF call since I called it for THE ARTIST a few years back. I feel just as sure with this.
It could even sweep the board at the #Oscars. I don’t think it will, but the potential is there.
*Huge* standing ovation following the North American premiere of A STAR IS BORN at TIFF. Yep, it’s fantastic. Get ready, Oscar-watchers: out of the gate, it’s looking like ROMA vs. A STAR IS BORN... aka, apple vs. orange!— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) September 10, 2018
1. A Star Is Born - 91
2. La La Land - 89
3. Enchanted - 80
4. Hairspray - 80
5. Moulin Rouge! - 73
6. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - 71
7. Beauty and the Beast - 69
8. Les Misérables - 69
9. Into the Woods - 68
10. The Greatest Showman - 60
We have a winner! Not only is it one of the most acclaimed movies of the decade, A Star Is Born seems destined to be the 21st century's answer to Titanic.
Singing the same overwhelmingly positive tune, critics are extolling the extremely heartfelt story and evocative performances, calling it a definite shoo-in for some accolades come awards season.
Fans of Mother Monster should also be very excited by the amount of praise she's getting for her electrifying chemistry with Cooper, with many even championing her as a frontrunner for the "Best Actress" Oscar.
Don't miss this one folks, and come prepared for the waterworks.
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A Star Is Born opens in cinemas on 4 October 2018.