Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Feeney
    Mar 28, 2013
    38
    Bertrand does his jelly-belly best to keep Starbuck a comedy. But even the broadest shtick can’t prevent a movie that features a Busby Berkeley-style group hug from becoming a male weepie. Or a testimonial to Planned Parenthood.
  2. Reviewed by: Tomas Hachard
    Mar 16, 2013
    38
    Yet another example of modern-family predicaments getting stuffed into the traditional-family-values message of conventional comedies.
  3. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Apr 17, 2013
    30
    What begins as a cute idea grows annoyingly sentimental before it is through.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Mar 21, 2013
    30
    Starbuck is up to its eyeballs in mush.
  5. Reviewed by: Jon Frosch
    Mar 19, 2013
    30
    The humor here is sitcom broad, and Scott displays little sense of rhythm; the film runs under two hours, but feels considerably longer.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 8, 2013
    8
    One of the best films of 2013 so far which is not saying a ton But this is a heartwarming film that will make you smile. The lead actor is great.
  2. Jul 14, 2014
    7
    The very underrated Patrick Huard is the highlight of this 2013 comedy, he steals every scene he's in with his charm and presence. The French version is way better than the American version Full Review »
  3. Jul 4, 2013
    9
    Haven't had such a good laugh from a movie for a long time.
    A main character that you are bound to like even if he is clumsy and a bit
    helpless.
    A must see comedy.
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