The New York premiere of Christopher Nolan’s eagerly-awaited survivalist space epic, Interstellar, attracted a wealth of fabulously dressed celebrities on Monday night including its main stars, Matthew Mcconaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. It also gave itself open to the critics before its big nationwide release on November, 7.

Matthew McConaughy
The main star, Matthew McConaughy, at the New York premiere of Interstellar

So what did they think about this potentially brilliant masterpiece by one of the most sought-after directors featuring one of the most popular actors of the moment? Could it ever live up to the hype? Or has its build up inevitably led to an unfortunate downfall? And, most importantly perhaps, should you go and see it?

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Set in space as a group of astronauts search for a suitable home on another planet, the plot is grounded in family, love and basic survival and, according to most who have seen it so far, is almost, but not quite, a perfect movie.

The Guardian gave it three out of five stars and admits that: "Interstellar looks remarkable. It’s the best introduction of scientific theory into blockbuster cinema since Nolan’s state-of-consciousness thriller, Inception."

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But, apparently, the characters don’t quite live up to their epic surroundings.

Critic Henry Barnes goes on to say: "The relationships ... don’t have enough pull. The characters get lost in space."

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway wows at Interstellar's New York premiere 

 USA Today agrees and calls it a "flawed masterpiece" and says "the visual spectacle can be breathtaking, but the emotional, earth-bound saga fails to be as moving."

The New Yorker also confesses that Interstellar is "exciting from moment to moment but, overall, [the film], a spectacular, redundant puzzle, a hundred and sixty-seven minutes long, makes you feel virtuous for having sat through it rather than happy that you saw it."

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But, despite all these ‘it’s-almost-brilliant-but-it’s just-not-quite-there’ statements, the pull of a new Christopher Nolan ‘almost’ masterpiece will likely be enough to attract audiences to the cinema in their droves.