The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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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.
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.
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.
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.