Metascore
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    60
    A hip comic curio.
  2. 50
    A sporadically amusing curiosity that falls short of effectively satirizing the public's fixation with the minutiae of celebrity lives.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    50
    By the time audience members start to get the joke, the film is already over.
  4. 50
    At full length it’s still pretty funny, but only for its natural 30 minutes, after which it grows repetitive and tiresome as only material meant for the short attention span can.
  5. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    50
    The concept doesn't translate well to the longer form. The sense of the absurd is watered down.
  6. What might have achieved a degree of cult status across the pond when it was aired in 10-minute installments, struggles to pass big-screen scrutiny.
  7. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    40
    Surprisingly humor-free. Worse, with the exception of Cornwell's brilliant Bowie, the impersonations aren't particularly good, and can be found in any two-bit comedian's repertoire.
  8. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    40
    A huge problem with the whole shebang is that the impressions (all courtesy Cornwell and Sessions) are shaky at best.
  9. Reviewed by: Kevin Crust
    40
    Once the filmmakers have got the celebrities settled into Stella Street, they have a hard time figuring out what to do with them. Stella Street is the road best not taken.
  10. Some of the jokes will elude Americans while the movie's hip quotient gradually fades away.

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