The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter
The Last Starfighter
  • PG
  • 1h 40m
  • 1984
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"Greetings, Starfighter! You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the frontier against Xur and the Kodan Armada." So begins an adventure of galactic proportions in The Last Starfighter. After Earthling Alex (Lance Guest) conquers the Starfighter video game, he is recruited by alien Centauri (Robert Preston) to be part of an elite legion of fighters. Leaving behind his trailer park home for the outer regions of space, Alex becomes the last hope for the beleaguered Star League and hundreds of worlds – including Earth. The Last Starfighter is the ultimate video game fantasy come true!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: The plot is as barebones a space movie will allow, but The Last Starfighter captures an era and eager style of filmmaking well.
Time Out
Geoff Andrew

Great fun, with some truly comical moments; a must for pulp-heads and video-junkies.

June 21, 2017
Cinema Crazed
Felix Vasquez Jr.

It embraces its derivativeness and runs with it to deliver a fun kids space opera that's simple, b...

June 25, 2017
7M Pictures
Kevin Carr

full of 80s cheese, but for someone like me who grew up with this kind of stuff, it was the perfec...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Lighthearted space adventure has a fun '80s feel.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Alex is recruited to fight aliens, and there are explosions and moments where aliens die. But besides some slightly scary alien faces, there is not much gore. Teenagers on Earth are shown making out by the lake in very '80s hair and makeup. There is some mild profanity as well.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action
  • Release Date:July 13, 1984
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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