Seberg

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  • 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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    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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    Philip De SemlyenTime Out
    Kristen Stewart's performance burns with far greater intensity than the middling material that surrounds it.
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    Josh KupeckiAustin Chronicle
    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.
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    Kristian M. LinFort Worth Weekly
    Different parts of this movie feel like they're taken from different movies.
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    Mark DujsikMark Reviews Movies
    Andrews' movie is about a lot of things, but its eponymous subject isn't really one of them.
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    Michael CalleriNiagara Gazette
    There is literally no sense of who Jean Seberg was. No understanding of her vitality and importance. Her passion for acting is given lean brushstrokes.
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