• Dark Star (1974)

Dark Star

Release Date: 1974

DVD Release Date: March 23rd, 1999

G |1 hr 23 min

Plot Summary

A satiric look at the problems experienced by a crew of bumbling astronauts on a mission to destroy rogue planets.

Cast: Brian Narelle, Dan O'Bannon, Cal Kuniholm, Dre Pahich, Joe Saunders

Director: John Carpenter

Genres: Science fiction

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Adam SmithEmpire

    In essence, Dark Star has what all great comedy has: a sense of desperation and pathos allied to an abiding humanity which elevates it high above the realm of mere spoof. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    This is a fun movie, and a bright and intelligent one. It bears few signs of having been made on a low budget, and the special effects are reasonably slick. show more

  • 75
    Rolling Stone

    The special effects vacillate between defiantly shitty and endearingly resourceful, and Carpenter and O’Bannon's sense of humor covers a similarly narrow ground between Loony Tunes goofiness and dorm-room stoned. show more

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