Starfish (2018) - Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A unique, intimate portrayal of a girl grieving for the loss of her best friend, which just so happens to take place on the day the world ends.

IMDB: 5.7
Director: A.T. White
Stars: Virginia Gardner, Christina Masterson
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 22 out of 40 found boring (55%)

One-line Reviews (47)

You'll have shots where the background is completely out of focus then on the reverse shot everything is in focus, the first time it happened I thought it was a mistake but then it happened over and over again and I realized it was by choice and I don't know why, it's jarring and confusing and just like the myriad of random shots it adds absolutely nothing to the scene.

It is as compelling in its broken down pieces as it is fully formed, and I thank it for allowing me to grieve my lost friends by saving my own world.

Yes, grief is grief whatever the age, however, suffering when you're young can become a soiree of self-indulgence, you sit with your headphones on, shutting out the world, the music pandering to your every emotional need.

But my word, the film is so long-drawn out that lost a lot of impact.

Boring Hell .

It's very slow-moving, arty and dripping with symbolism.

Just mind numbing drawn out mess.

Though slow at times, the score and cinematography are amazing and the special effects are beyond compare for such a low budget film.

The lead actress Virginia Gardner is in every shot of the movie and did a great job but the movie is basically a boring drama with a few horror moments.

Boring drawn out garbage!

Halfway through the movie I found it simply pathetic and pretentious.

Boring af .

Another reviewer described this film as pretentious, and really there's no better word to describe everything about this movie.


And the opinion amongst them that STARFISH is a stunning work of genius art is nearly universal.

Actor is stunningly beautiful but movie is slow and boring .

Absolutely pointless waste of time.

A pretentious load of codswallop, from the mind of pseudo intellectual, I have not seen a worse film EVER.

Don't waste your time with this stinker.

I literally fell asleep halfway through.

Pretentious and infinitely boring .

Movie is boring and so slow I went to have dinner in the middle of movie and came back to catch the ending.

What a waste of time .

Next time, can you make the pace a little SLOWER?!.

The main actress is totally stunning.

Boring, bored.

Truly boring AF movie even considering it about loss, grief etc. Don't waste your time on this.......

This is probably the worst movie I've ever tried to watch in my entire life .

That she didn't, just added to this soporific miasma of wallowing and lack of plot or character definition, that calls itself, 'Starfish.

I kept sitting through this long slow painful movie with barely any talking and her just laying around various parts of the house.

This film is beyond boring.

It fails as a horror film because it really is a pretentious, grief-fest.

It's an ethereal wisp, sad, otherworldly, formless; without heart, stylised, and sadly, pretentious, making too much out of just a couple of ideas.


The film is badly written and was nothing short of depressing, boring, and confusing.

Too confusing.

Warning: Spoilers (for what little plot there is)What immediately struck me about this film, is the level of utter self-indulgence that it promotes.

Thinking back at it with everything he said in mind, Starfish is beyond entertaining.

You would definitely have a better time watching paint dry.

A boring movie about being bored.

It's not a horror or scifi, more of a dull drama.

I fell asleep and kept waking and catching parts ( thinking my dreams were better) .

It's boring and lackluster.

The long-drawn out nature, got tiresome, and it felt pretentious.

Waste of your time .

Even though the story may seem confusing at times and it took me a moment to even realize where she was in the beginning, the film makes up for it in its ability to lull and trans just the right person.. As the credits roll I write to you, that I have just witnessed a special and passionately made piece of indie cinema from the heart that is both tragic and beautiful, with flawless editing, a good story, and spectacular visuals.. This is a feat in indie filmmaking.. Expect great films from A.

It's a sort of mental equivalent to 'The Revenant' which felt like a physical, self-indulgent expression of filmmaking.