Seberg

audience Reviews

, 55% Audience Score
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    YE-YE The star of "Breathless". J. Edgar Hoover's bullying FBI. The militant Black Panthers. Hoo-boy, has this movie got it goin' on! Kristen Stewart takes another step towards Hollywood credibility, slipping into a pixie cut and some super chic yellow fashion, strutting in the heels of tabloid sensation Jean Seberg to some delicious Scott Walker crooning. Oh those swinging' sixties! Soon enough the gloss fades into the background as the spirited actress starts chumming around with what the feds deem the wrong crowd. And away we go. Instead of focusing solely on Seberg, we get a parallel story line of an FBI agent caught in the escalating and illegal tactics favoured back then, charged with discrediting the actor, and in the process, ruining her life. The story is bat guano crazy, and sadly, true. So much happens that it hardly fits into one little movie, and perhaps that is the problem here. Seberg's past, her family, her lovers, are given short shrift, at the expense of the FBI angle. Funny how the film keeps harping on the star status of its lead, but fails to discover her. Great bit of history, and Stewart is impeccably cast, but "Seberg" deserves better. - hipCRANK
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    L'histoire de Jean Seberg est super intéressante. Alors quand j'ai vu qu'on faisait un film sur sa vie, j'étais enchanté. Mais ils ont décidé de juste se concentrer sur son flirt avec le Black Panther et faire un film d'espionnage boboche. Au moins, Kristen Stewart est bonne dans le rôle. Dommage qu'ils aient choisi cet angle. J'aurais mis deux étoiles mais j'ajoute un demi point pour la performance de Stewart.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    The problem with this film was inserting the fictional FBI character. The story of Jane Seberg is extremely interesting. It starts off strong, but veers further and further from reality as it goes on. By the end, it doesn't resemble reheat happened in reality at all and if you know the true story, I'd say it's a slap in the face to Jean Seberg. They took too many liberties when the real story had enough going for it to be made into a film. Kristen Stewart was really good in it. The problem was the writing not the acting.
  • Rating: 0.5 out of 5 stars
    I tries to watch the movie three times...but couldn't stay awake. It was just so boring. Kirsten Stewart just doesn't have the vitality to play this role and keep it interesting.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Everyone should see this
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
    It would have been a good movie if there was more detail of her involvement in Black Panthers and what her life was actually like after her involvement and then finding out the FBI was bugging and following her. It only included about 4 major things that happened in her life and it just basically cut off after the FBI agent informed her if their surveillance of her. From what I've read there were 9 years left of her life that probably should have been included in the movie. Those 9 years she suffered and then led to her death. What happened in those 9 years? The content could have been so much more informative which would have made it a lot more interesting instead of her just being watched by the FBI because of what seemed like minimal involvement with Black Panthers other than sleeping with one of the leaders and donating to them. Why not go further into why she was in the mental state she was in because of her past? Anyway waste of time but would have been a good movie had they included the full story about her.
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    A breakthrough performance from Kristen Stewart, coupled with a re-imagined 60s look and great cinematography are the icing on the cake here. The heart of the story is how Hoover's FBI set out to destroy an American celebrity – and succeeded: dark lessons for our own times. Don't let the critics' smug disdain for this one put you off: it's well worth a look.
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    Great storyline and Kristen Stewart was amazing. Great film.
  • Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
    Seberg has good performances, but flat direction. Kristen Stewart is great here as the titular Jean Seberg. She is definitely the best thing about the film. The rest of the performances are good, but none stand out like Stewart’s does. The story itself is an interesting one. Sadly, it is told in the most boring way possible. There isn’t enough excitement or tension. The film is too reliant on cliches. It definitely has its moments, but they don’t add up to a satisfying whole. Overall, the acting definitely helped the film. But the storytelling was retry weak. Hopefully Stewart’s next film is as good as her acting is.
  • Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
    The script could tackle its issues better but Kristen Stewart's performance is powerful enough to look past it.