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Constellation Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    41

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    The New York Times

    If earnestness equaled skill, Constellation would be a classic.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Crust

    Walker-Pearlman's strengths lie in these characterizations and his ability to draw subtle performances from his actors. However, the powerfully understated moments are undercut by the film's unwieldy structure. Any emotional momentum that builds is lost with the interminable flashbacks.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Sheri Linden

    Heavy-handedness prevails, with the schmaltzy original score as unconvincing as the script. An over-reliance on song, from pop to Puccini to Ellington to hip-hop, doesn't compensate for what's lacking in the storytelling.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Scott Brown

    Deeply odd films are often deeply personal ones, and Constellation, a dazed, inchoate drama about a mixed-race Alabama family, tells a story that's clearly close to the heart of writer-director Jordan Walker-Pearlman.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Variety Robert Koehler

    Exceptionally strong cast is pictures beating heart.

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