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  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Five or 10 children might have led to comedy; 533 of them make for farce. All the same, Mr. Huard is endearing in the role of a perpetual adolescent who finally wants to stand up to his responsibilities, which include the one baby he has fathered the traditional way, and in his own name. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    A high-concept goof that’s hard-pressed to surmount its twee preposterousness. show more

  • 70
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A lovable underachiever unwittingly spawns his own village in Starbuck, Ken Scott's crowd-pleasing comedy exploring various meanings of fatherhood in the modern age. show more

  • 80
    NPR

    There are certain plot points in Starbuck, it's true, that either don't make much sense or are simply underexplained. But the picture is so breezily warm, without being too insistently ingratiating, that those flaws don't matter much. show more

  • 75
    Mary Houlihan Chicago Sun-Times

    Scott keeps the story from becoming cloying and sentimental. He is aided by smart, low-key work from his cast, especially Huard, who easily embodies the persona of an adult slacker, instilling him with a warm charm. show more

  • 75
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Starbuck is unapologetic genre filmmaking with a winning performance from its lead, Huard ( Bon Cop, Bad Cop), a shambling, likeable comedian who can flip, flop and fly off a diving board while maintaining his sex appeal. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    It’s a smidge too cute and a bit too long, but Huard and Scott make this comical journey (in French and “Franglish” with English subtitles), a trip from indifference to kindness, incompetence to responsibility, a most rewarding reinvention of what “family” can mean. show more

  • 63
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    A high-concept comedy that peddles some slapstick laughs and life lessons but little insight. show more

  • 63
    RogerEbert.com

    Starbuck is one of those high-concept yet formulaic, sitcom-like comedies that gets by on charm and speed. It is manipulative and ingratiating but totally worth your time if you manage to pass one crucial test: Does French-Canadian actor Patrick Huard's smile make you happy? show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    You do have to give Starbuck credit for engineering perhaps the largest group hug ever put on film. show more

  • August 02, 2013 bn00000000158696
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    Very very nice movie and an amazing story!

  • March 25, 2013 td00000000105824
    Report This User

    A few critics label this movie as preposterous due to the number of biological children sperm donor \"Starbuck\" has procreated. While a bit far-fetched, do not miss the spirit of the movie - its humor and its compassionate moments. Very good script and good cast!

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