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Star (2001)

Not Rated | | Action, Short, Comedy | June 2001 (USA)
The Driver now carries an arrogant rock star who is visiting a major city (not Pittsburgh as earlier believed). Played by Madonna, this title character wants to get away from her bodyguards... See full summary »

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The Driver now carries an arrogant rock star who is visiting a major city (not Pittsburgh as earlier believed). Played by Madonna, this title character wants to get away from her bodyguards in the Driver's BMW. He soon gets tired of her and decides to have a bit of fun. Written by A Pittsburgher

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The first in a series of 10-minute mini movies to be broadcast on the Internet for BMW. See more »

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When the BMW M5 makes the final handbrake turn it has four tailpipes in the beginning of the turn, but clearly only two right before it stops. See more »

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The Driver: Let me see what I can do... sir.
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Followed by The Escape (2016) See more »

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The Ride of the Valkyries
Written by Richard Wagner
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A great revenge-fantasy.
9 June 2003 | by (Winnipeg, Canada) – See all my reviews

After the introspective FOLLOW, Guy Ritchie's STAR is a complete 180-degree turn away in terms of style, mood and subject. Fortunately, it's a roaring success.

Clive Owen showcases a previously unseen facility for comedic timing. From his mock innocence as the Star berates him to a later moment when he says with tongue firmly planted in cheek, "I've think we've lost them.", Owen is a delight in this charming little revenge fantasy for those who have had to put up with rude, insolent customers in their line of profession.

Ritchie directs the film pretty much as an extension of the style he used in SNATCH and LOCK, STOCK, & 2 SMOKING BARRELS. All his trademarks are here; Freeze frames, voice overs, and gratuitous use of English pop songs. Combined with the fact that yes, as everyone now knows, that's his wife Madonna as the Star who gets her fateful comeuppance, and the film ends up being the most crowd-pleasing of the series. Highly recommended.


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