Time Out says
The film is at its best when Con O’Neill’s full-on Meek has an ensemble to act against in recreating the larky glitter of Britain’s formative pop years. That’s partly thanks to jaunty support from James Corden and Ralf Little as musicians, and JJ Feild is spot-on as talent-free singing sensation Heinz Burt while plummy Kevin Spacey is a good sport as Meek’s backer, Major Banks. However, as the tone darkens and O’Neill’s left carrying the story on his own, it’s less compelling, exposing the fact that the script never really gets inside Meek’s head to allow us to experience the downward slide with him – instead of observing it with increasingly academic interest. Even if ‘Telstar’ can’t quite get the measure of its fascinating material, its pluck and ambition prove infectious enough to outweigh its flaws.
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