Seberg

critic Reviews

, 35% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Seberg's frustratingly superficial treatment of a fascinating true story does a disservice to its subject -- and Kristen Stewart's performance in the central role.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Kristen Stewart does fierce work as the radicalized '60s actress, but the biopic too often wanders elsewhere.
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    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle
    "Seberg" provides a chance from Stewart to move from hubris and naïvete, to fear and paranoia, and finally to a kind of fragmentation.
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    Christy LemireFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Everything about this is so superficial and the dialogue spells out absolutely everything.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    The chief problem with Seberg, as is often the case with biopics, is that the filmmakers never really find the character underlying the historical figure.
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    Paul ByrnesSydney Morning Herald
    It's an indulgent picture, a performance in search of a vehicle, a feat of set-dressing rather than the engrossing drama Jean Seberg deserved.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    Alas, Australian director Benedict Andrews has no insight into this tragic story. He's more interested in making Seberg palatable to viewers who might see her as a Left-wing extremist or, indeed, a liberal phoney.
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    Tom BeasleyVultureHound
    It's only Stewart's commitment to pushing beyond straightforward impersonation that keeps the movie above water.
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    Luke GorhamIn Review Online
    In dismissing the tragedy of these characters in ways other than how they relate to Seberg, a movement's systemic oppression is implicitly diminished.
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    Bill NewcottThe Saturday Evening Post
    It may be small solace that Seberg finally tells Jean's tragic story, but it's never too late to be reminded of the insidious power of gossip - and how it can swallow reputations, causes, and even human lives, whole.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    The filmmakers didn't think [Jean] Seberg was fascinating enough to show a more well-rounded view of her life, and instead they gave a lot of screen time to show the personal life of a fictional FBI agent.
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