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Seberg Reviews

February 28, 2020
Kristen Stewart does fierce work as the radicalized '60s actress, but the biopic too often wanders elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 27, 2020
Seberg's life was quite interesting, but alas, this film is not, and that's a shame, because she was so much more than the girl in that iconic shirt wandering Paris with Jean-Paul Belmondo.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 24, 2020
"Seberg" provides a chance from Stewart to move from hubris and na´vete, to fear and paranoia, and finally to a kind of fragmentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 21, 2020
Everything about this is so superficial and the dialogue spells out absolutely everything.
February 20, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 31, 2020
Seberg is played by Kristen Stewart, and thanks to sterling work by the costume and make-up department she looks more like Seberg than you might have imagined...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 29, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 14, 2020
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 14, 2020
Kristen Stewart's performance burns with far greater intensity than the middling material that surrounds it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 13, 2020
An interesting film...the performances are very good, and Kristen Stewart is always interesting to watch because she completely commits to performances...
January 12, 2020
This portrait of a woman pushed to breaking point coheres around a fine, friable performance from Kristen Stewart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 10, 2020
[T]he film... is fantastically flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 10, 2020
By the end, it feels as if the real [Jean] Seberg has been edged out of her own biopic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 9, 2020
The film never quite rings true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 8, 2020
For all her charisma, the miscasting of Stewart isn't helped by a berserker wardrobe department. The costumes wear the movie - the story is half-buried under a pile of sherbet lemon negligees.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 8, 2020
Stewart's magnetism can't compensate for the script's sketchiness. Seberg's story deserves to be told - what a tragedy that this biopic's finest feature is its frocks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
December 16, 2019
Considering the horrors that constitute the current volatile political situation in America, Seberg is more relevant than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 13, 2019
Miss Stewart is just extraordinary... She inhabits this performance.
December 13, 2019
Whatever the flaws in this wobbly tale of the FBI's persecution of actress Jean Seberg, the body-and-soul performance of Kristen Stewart is not one of them. Stewart reminds us of Seberg's once vibrant strength and defiance and stands up for her truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 13, 2019
However well-intentioned the effort to unearth Seberg's legacy and open this shameful chapter in American History, the movie's simplistic approach doesn't quite do her memory justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 12, 2019
Throughout, the filmmakers occlude the most fascinating and potentially powerful elements of Jean Seberg's history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 12, 2019
Obvious points are made repeatedly; characters spout slogans rather than naturalistic dialogue; dramatic payoffs feel unearned.
December 12, 2019
By the end, Stewart is enough of a force to give Seberg's darkest moments their due, but it's too little, too late for the superficial soup that is the movie that bears her name.
December 12, 2019
A flawed and fascinating film about fame and martyrdom.
December 6, 2019
Seberg was that most benighted of creatures, the paranoiac who is dead right, and her fears are enshrined in Stewart's performance, at once twitchy and refined; notice how she touches her hairline, as if to check the lid of her head.
September 19, 2019
For those of us for whom her work means so much, we deserve better. Kristen Stewart deserves better. And most of all, of course, Jean Seberg deserves better.
September 14, 2019
A bland period piece with an irritating lack of focus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 12, 2019
Seberg is too baseline competent to be declared a disaster.
September 8, 2019
A film that lacks a consistent POV or thematic purpose to such a degree that it becomes grating.
September 4, 2019
Unfortunately, the film built around [Stewart's] performance is a dud, heavy-handed in its script and awkwardly sententious about the cause of Black Power.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 3, 2019
Everything comes to feel inauthentic, to the point where Seberg only comes to life when it commits to full-bore theatricality.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 30, 2019
Seberg somehow manages to pull off a tricky combination of radical politics, inter-racial sex and Hollywood tragedy while styling Stewart in Chanel.
August 30, 2019
Stewart keeps you glued throughout, giving a coolly compelling performance that becomes steadily more poignant as the subject unravels.
August 30, 2019
A potentially intriguing story, told without any subtlety or drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 30, 2019
It tells us that Seberg was wronged and that she looked really great in a bra - and not necessarily in that order.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
August 30, 2019
That "Seberg," for all its false notes and missed opportunities, remains pretty compulsive viewing is almost entirely down to the peculiar star magnetism of Stewart...
August 30, 2019
Stewart never attempts to completely impersonate Jean Seberg, but what Stewart does capture is the spark in Seberg's eyes; she also knows how to turn off that spark, which adds additional heartbreak to the later scenes of a despairing, suicidal Seberg.
August 30, 2019
The picture is potent and engaging; even its fictionalized elements ring with the spirit of truth.