Long, drab, bad
I am stunned by the reviews. Is it that people love Gaga so much that any movie she sings in is automatically SUPERB? This movie was bad. Gaga's work scenario was a tired attempt at a worn cliche. There was zero chemistry between the leads. The writing meandered around doing nothing more than hiring armies of costars to inflate the run time to over 2 hours. It all amounted to watching the trailer stretched out over those 2 hours. This does not come close to either of the two ASiB I have seen (apparently there were three).
In the positive column, I will say that there were two effective dramatic moments (when he admits to his brother that he idolized him and when Gaga's posthumous performance of his song switches to when she first heard it) and there were about three good songs. The rest was bland filler or script rot.
But hey, I respect Lady Gaga for her musical talent. I love her style of performance art too (not to mention she is attractive). But she is no actor. Her on-stage personae is so potent that it has saturated her real life to the point that she can't even cover it up with "acting." It was painfully evident from the start when she does her scream in the bathroom. I'll give her a tiny bit of credit for having improved her acting ability ever so slightly since her vacant SNL skits. Improvement is improvement I guess. Still, I can't imagine watching her in another movie ever.