Review: A Star Is Born

Review: A Star Is Born

“Bradley Cooper made this movie so people would be, like, ‘wow, he can play guitar and sing!’ Like…he can do it fine?”

It’s Oscars season and we’re reviewing the Academy’s big category picks. ‘A Star Is Born’ (starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga) is directed by Bradley Cooper and has nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Cooper), Best Actress (Gaga), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography and more.

Synopsis: 

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine discovers — and falls in love with — struggling artist Ally. She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer until Jackson coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jackson fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

We put the movie through our critically acclaimed rating system, which grades based on four categories:

1. Did we like it?

2. How did everyone look?

3. Will we steal stuff from it?

4. Is it problematic?

A Star Is Born

8.1

Pete

9.0/10

DJ

7.1/10

Pros

  • Bradley Cooper looked amazing
  • A star was born (no false advertising)
  • Tugged the ol' heartstrings
  • Outstanding performances
  • A very good dog
  • Not 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Cons

  • Bradley Cooper looked amazing because he made himself look amazing
  • A star died
  • Soundtrack was good, not great
  • Not enough Dave Chappelle
  • Piss shaming
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