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.
I've seen it 2k times, but it's always so therapeutic. It relieves stress and anxiety for a while. The black humour, the childish touches and the incredible plot are everything you need to feel ok in a world turning upside down. What the Star says to what she thinks is a mouse is the best love confession ever, I'll use the line for my wedding (if I ever have one)
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.
As I absolutely loved the book by Neil Gaiman I am probably the wrong person to give this one a review but even if the film take some liberties it copies the atmosphere and feeling that I got from the book. It is possible that sometimes I am just an old romantic sentimental fool, but I dare anyone with just a little love for a dash of fantasy and a good plot to not love it.
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