• The Star (2017)

The Star

Release Date: November 17th, 2017

PG |1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary

In Sony Pictures Animation's The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told the first Christmas.

Cast: Tyler Perry , Steven Yeun , Oprah Winfrey , Kristin Chenoweth , Ving Rhames , Christopher Plummer , Anthony Anderson , Keegan-Michael Key

Director: Timothy Reckart

Genres: Animation

Production Co: Affirm Films,Columbia Pictures,Franklin Entertainment,The Jim Henson Company,Sony Pictures Animation, Walden Media

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    The movie delivers a modicum of magic without getting pious or gushy. It never soars, though, or burns especially bright. show more

  • 30
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    The results are an uncomfortable mixture of sanctimony and silliness. show more

  • 58
    William BibbianiIGN

    If you can get past the many bizarre inconsistencies, The Star is a relatively decent film for young Christian audiences. The writing, voice-acting and animation are unremarkable, but they get the job done, and the film’s heart seems to be in the right place. show more

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