Starbuck

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13

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  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. Mar 23, 2013
    9
    I loved this French film; it challenges just what makes up a traditional family. It delivers many different characters that are real, relatable, some of whom are loved and others who are rejected in today’s family unit. There is unconditional love, even for the throw-aways and quirky people who do not fit in to society. It is a comedy with heart-warming sentiment. Leading man, PatrickI loved this French film; it challenges just what makes up a traditional family. It delivers many different characters that are real, relatable, some of whom are loved and others who are rejected in today’s family unit. There is unconditional love, even for the throw-aways and quirky people who do not fit in to society. It is a comedy with heart-warming sentiment. Leading man, Patrick Huard is a lovable and convincing man forced to deal his Peter Pan Syndrome. It is a teeny bit long, but you will not find this picture to be the typical formulaic Hollywood movie. And that is a good thing. Expand
  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.
  4. 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
  5. Dec 29, 2015
    8
    I haven't seen the English-language adaptation with Vince Vaughn, but I think the Hollywood touch would cheapen this concept, which is obviously bonkers to begin with. I found this struck the balance really well, it's genuinely funny in places and then tugs on your heartstrings in others.
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: Steven Boone
    Jun 11, 2013
    63
    Starbuck is one of those high-concept yet formulaic, sitcom-like comedies that gets by on charm and speed. It is manipulative and ingratiating but totally worth your time if you manage to pass one crucial test: Does French-Canadian actor Patrick Huard's smile make you happy?
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    May 3, 2013
    63
    A high-concept comedy that peddles some slapstick laughs and life lessons but little insight.
  3. Reviewed by: Mary Houlihan
    Apr 25, 2013
    75
    Scott keeps the story from becoming cloying and sentimental. He is aided by smart, low-key work from his cast, especially Huard, who easily embodies the persona of an adult slacker, instilling him with a warm charm.