After a star falls to Earth, magical connections keep this chase film's heart in the right place

Review B+

August 10, 2007|By Michael Sragow | Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic

All things

by immortal power

near or far

to each other

hiddenly linked are.

That thou cans't not stir a flower

without troubling a star.

That's what 19th-century British poet Francis Thompson wrote in verses that could have been the epigraph to Stardust, Matthew Vaughn's entertaining and sometimes enthralling adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Victorian fantasy about a troubled star.

Stardust (Paramount) Starring Claire Danes, Charlie Cox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro. Directed by Matthew Vaughn. Rated PG-13. Time 128 minutes.

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