It's not a very good film, but it is different and more creative than many Hollywood films. By far, the writing is the best part. Gaiman's story is great basis. The performances are rather fun. However, the whole film is too long, and some of the special effects are not that good. But it's very original, and that shows throughout the film.
you know what's really the only bad thing about all book/movie adaptations? you will like the first version that you had contact with better. I read the book first, and what seems a bit odd about the movie is the pacing. everything happens so much faster. anyways, it is the same tale. not bad.
7/10 - i would do anything for a full-length movie focusing on robert de niro's character... i loved every scene he's in but the rest of the movie was bland and typical in comparison... an unfortunate waste
gaiman's "adult" novels never sat with me well due to its desire to seem cool and edgy when they never really were. surprisingly, he always seemed to hit all the proper notes when venturing into more childlike, fairy tale territory. keeping up with it, stardust is a sweet blend of silliness and darkness while taking you by your hand down fantastical areas and adventures without ever being overbearing.