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New Interstellar movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Paramount Pictures released their new sci-fi/drama flick “Interstellar” into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It definitely went over quite well with most of them, getting an overall 73 score out of a possible 100 across 46 reviews at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, John Lithgow, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Wes Bentley, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace and David Gyasi. We added blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a great 100 score, stating: “What a beautiful and epic film is Interstellar, filled with great performances, tingling our senses with masterful special effects, daring to be openly sentimental, asking gigantic questions about the meaning of life and leaving us drained and grateful for the experience.”

Lou Lumenick from the New York Post, gave it another perfect 100. He said: ” Genius director Christopher Nolan reaches for the stars in Interstellar — and delivers a soulful, must-see masterpiece, one of the most exhilarating film experiences so far this century.”

Scott Foundas at Variety, gave it a 100 grade too, saying: ” An exhilarating slalom through the wormholes of Christopher Nolan’s vast imagination that is at once a science-geek fever dream and a formidable consideration of what makes us human.”

Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 90 score, stating: “Interstellar turns out to be the rarest beast in the Hollywood jungle. It’s a mass audience picture that’s intelligent as well as epic, with a sophisticated script that’s as interested in emotional moments as immersive visuals. Which is saying a lot.”

A.O. Scott at The New York Times, gave it a 90 grade. He said: ” Like the great space epics of the past, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar distills terrestrial anxieties and aspirations into a potent pop parable, a mirror of the mood down here on Earth.”

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it an 88 grade, saying: “What the neg-heads are missing about Interstellar is how enthralling it is, how gracefully it blends the cosmic and the intimate, how deftly it explores the infinite in the smallest human details.”

Matt Zoller Seltz from RogerEbert.com, gave it an 88 too, stating: “Interstellar is still an impressive, at times astonishing movie that overwhelmed me to the point where my usual objections to Nolan’s work melted away.”

Todd McCarthy from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80 grade. He stated: “This grandly conceived and executed epic tries to give equal weight to intimate human emotions and speculation about the cosmos, with mixed results, but is never less than engrossing, and sometimes more than that.”

Ty Burr at the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 score. He said: “The movie is “Gravity” cubed, an epic of space travel and human destiny that swings by Saturn, slingshots through a wormhole, and pinballs across a handful of planets on its way to a rendezvous with infinity, conveniently located inside a black hole.”

Michael Phillips at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “A knockout one minute, a punch-drunk crazy film the next, Interstellar is a highly stimulating mess. Emotionally it’s also a mess, and that’s what makes it worth its 165 minutes — minutes made possible by co-writer and director Christopher Nolan’s prior global success with his brooding, increasingly nasty “Batman” films, and with the commercially viable head-trip that was “Inception.”

Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 75 score, saying: “While it reaches for the stars, director Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is a flawed masterpiece…The story is ever-ambitious, sometimes riveting and thought-provoking, but also plodding and hokey and not as visionary as its cutting-edge special effects.”

Joe McGovern at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 67 grade. He said: “Interstellar, his (Nolan) sci-fi spectaculorama helixed around a father-daughter love story, is a gamble like no other in his career. It’s his longest film, his headiest, his most personal. And, in its square-peg-in-a-round-wormhole stab at being the weepy motion-picture event of the year, it’s also his sappiest.”

Joe Neumaier at the New York Daily News, gave it a 60, stating: “The movie could have gone several ways, too — and it is heartbreaking to watch this ambitious story choose the wrong one and get lost in space.”

Alonso Duralde at TheWrap, gave it a 50 score, saying: “For much of the film, Nolan (who co-wrote with his brother Jonathan) seems to be unafraid to allow this big-budget extravaganza to tell a story that’s about pain and loss and melancholy and sacrifice. Until it’s not that anymore, and Interstellar becomes thuddingly prosaic.”

Lastly, Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 40 grade, saying: “Nolan’s 168-minute odyssey through the space-time continuum is stuffed with stuff of bewildering wrongness. Eager for grandeur, I went in hoping for the very best from a filmmaker with his own vision of the theatrical medium’s potential.

The last thing I expected was a space adventure burdened by turgid discussions of abstruse physics, a wavering tone, visual effects of variable quality and a time-traveling structure that turns on bloodless abstractions.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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