• Set Fire to the Stars (2015)

Set Fire to the Stars

Release Date: June 12th, 2015

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

In 1950, poet John Brinnin (Elijah Wood) invites Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (Celyn Jones) to New York and Connecticut, where he tries to detoxify the heavy-drinking writer.

Cast: Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Steven Mackintosh, Shirley Henderson, Kevin Eldon, Kelly Reilly, Maimie McCoy, Richard Brake

Director: Andy Goddard

Genres: Biography , Drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Chuck BowenSlant Magazine

    At least it doesn't make the biopic mistake of attempting to check off every moment of a man's life over the course of a few hours' worth of running time. show more

  • 50
    Neil YoungThe Hollywood Reporter

    A steady, austere treatment of a notoriously and riotously rambunctious subject, Set Fire to the Stars takes a non-incendiary, safe-hands approach to potentially combustible material. show more

  • 75
    Roger MooreMovie Nation

    The result is wintry and melancholy, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” or “Do Not Go Gentle Into that Good Night” in tone. And because of that, it’s a trifle duller than the man himself surely must have been. show more

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