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Seberg Reviews

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December 10, 2021
One of those movies you can't believe is based on a true story, it does get a bit melodramatic on occasion, but maybe that's realistic, it is a movie about an actress after all.
August 8, 2021
Goddamn but Kristen Stewart as doomed French New Wave icon Jean Seberg is a perfect piece of casting.
April 28, 2021
There are no dazzling left or right turns, no moments of virtuosic showmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2021
Stewart does what she can with the clichéd dialogue, but the inertness of the storytelling doesn't allow her to portray Seberg's innate renegade charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 9, 2021
Kristen Stewart is just so damned convincing as Jean Seberg. We buy her, heart and soul. To say that Ms. Stewart's portrayal is brilliant is a vast understatement.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 22, 2020
Overall, Seberg is a watchable soufflé that succeeds more as a theatrical drama than a biopic. It won't leave you breathless, but it is kept afloat by its colourful, sparkly sense of style and Kristen Stewart's natural, captivating performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2020
It's only Stewart's commitment to pushing beyond straightforward impersonation that keeps the movie above water.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2020
In dismissing the tragedy of these characters in ways other than how they relate to Seberg, a movement's systemic oppression is implicitly diminished.
July 24, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 13, 2020
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.
June 11, 2020
Overall, though, this film is little more than a vehicle for Stewart to look gorgeously distraught (which she does well) against an intriguing background story that leaves you wanting to know more.
May 29, 2020
Worth a look for Stewart, though, who's always committed, even in mediocre flicks...
May 22, 2020
[Stewart is] reduced to a supporting player in her own movie, as used in her way as Seberg was in hers. And it's a shame. And, almost as bad, a bore.
May 21, 2020
Seberg drops the ball, approaching the actress's story and harassment at the hands of the government with surprising cowardice, taking an unfounded "both sides" stance in portraying the FBI investigation.
May 18, 2020
Stewart is very fine as Seberg: not because she gives us a believable facsimile of the actress (there's no real effort at mimicry here), but because she's convincing as a woman slowly unraveling...
May 18, 2020
[Anthony] Mackie is at times commanding, [Kristin] Stewart looks the part with the blonde pixie cute, but she and director Benedict Andrews and the writers feel like they are chasing a myth, not a soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 16, 2020
Stewart can certainly nail the intensity of Seberg's stress, and the veneer she has to project gets thinner and thinner.
May 16, 2020
There's no visual arc to underline the journey, nothing to say about the mutual exclusivities our culture assigns to arts and politics.
April 12, 2020
The actress's story is one of the saddest in cinema and unfortunately this is not the first time that someone has taken her over as if she were a mere fetish. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 21, 2020
In another case of an interesting true story turned clunky biopic, Sebergis as poorly told as it is forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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