Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” has won the hearts of the critics

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in "A Star Is Born"

The first reviews of Lady Gaga’s acting debut A Star Is Born are in and the response is overwhelmingly positive.

The remake of the 1937 classic stars Bradley Cooper as a country singer who falls in love with a talented young waitress (Lady Gaga). The movie is also Cooper’s directional debut and premiered at Venice Film Festival on August 31.

The Guardian gave the movie an impressive 5 stars and said: “Cooper directs and co-stars in this outrageously watchable and colossally enjoyable new version, supercharged with dilithium crystals of pure melodrama. He appears opposite a sensationally good Lady Gaga, whose ability to be part ordinary person, part extraterrestrial celebrity empress functions at the highest level at all times.”

Variety also gave the film rave reviews saying: “A Star Is Born is that thing we always yearn for but so rarely get to see: a transcendent Hollywood movie. It’s the fourth remake of a story that dates back to 1932, but this one has a look and vibe all its own — rapturous and swooning, but also delicate and intimate and luminous.”

Vulture praised Lady Gaga’s acting and Cooper’s direction, commending the film for its raw romanticism. “The first half of A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper’s remake of Hollywood’s favorite story it tells itself are among the most exhilarating of any film you’ll see this year; unabashedly wish-fulfillment porn but through an electrically intimate, contemporary lens.”

A Star Is Born will be released to the public October 5.