Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017)

Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award (R)-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 29, 2017
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Philip De Semlyen
Time Out

Brittle and insecure, yet also steely and magnetic, Bening's performance is full of nuance.

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Stephen Farber
Hollywood Reporter

Despite a few quibbles that viewers may have, there is no denying the emotional force that this film develops, and for that, we can credit talented filmmakers and two stars working at the height of their powers.

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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

The acting is wonderful, with Annette Bening outstanding as the vain, deluded and not always likeable actress, and Bell at last finding a period and part that really suit him as an adult actor.

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David Ehrlich
indieWire

"Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool" is a tawdrier, more tragic, but similarly superficial "My Week with Marilyn," devoted to the dying days of an actress who always lived in Monroe's voluptuous shadow.

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Nathan Osborne
Film Inquiry

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool is an insightful and touching love story.

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Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

It's essentially a weepie, and as such it's a winner: nicely acted, fairly restrained in its emotionalism and bringing us a curious true story.

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Peter Debruge
Variety

Over-production-designed as the film is, Bening and Bell manage to hold their own within it.

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Aurélie Dupire
Cine Premiere

... has a lot of charm... [Full review in Spanish]

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Aine O'Connor
Sunday Independent (Ireland)

The performances, and chemistry, are great and there is much to enjoy in a My Week With Marilyn kind of way.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
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GRAHAME CRACKERS - My Review of FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (2 1/2 Stars) Couldn't get enough of MY WEEK WITH MARILYN? Fear not. FILM STARS… More