- Mediocre at best 9/8/2019 12:00:00 AM by ArtistGrl
It is sometimes hard to pinpoint where exactly films fail, the cinematography wasn't bad and you can definitely see that Kristen Stewart tried, but everything else about this film was below mediocre. Characters were one dimensional and lacked any depth, plot development, from the very moment the two main characters meet and then meet again, was abrupt and unbelievable. The other main characters - the good FBI agent vs. the bad one, were just as shallow. Not to mention the wives, whose role never went anywhere and might have as well not been in this film at all.
In the end, it simply wasn't interesting to watch and that is something no amount of blank long gazes and gratuitous nudity can fix.
If you haven't yet, do yourself a favor and watch 'The Lives of Others', a 2006 German film that shares a similar theme but actually does it justice.
- Should be called The FBI Story 1/15/2020 12:00:00 AM by malcolmgsw
This has to be one of the poorest biopic that I have seen.Having read the biography Played Out I was hoping for a book that would reflect the tragic life of Jean Seberg.Alas no.What we get is a film which concentrates on harassment by the GNU and almost excludes Seberg.
- Good but not great 9/1/2019 12:00:00 AM by louis1011
This movie was good but nothing out of the ordinary. Although Kristen Stewart's performance was good she had the room to really make the role her own.I don't think you have to see this in a big screen just wait for it on streaming platforms.
- Watch for yourself. Don't believe the bad hype. 1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM by juliethood
I hate that people can give film reviews or ratings on IMDB without having seen the film.
Firstly, if you don't like an actor, just don't watch the film. Don't go onto a ratings site a skew the scores.
Secondly, if you want to see a complete accurate portrayal of a biography watch the History channel.
This is based on the story of Jean Seberg and her persecution by the FBI. Is it groundbreaking? No. Is it a sanitised version of what is known? Yes.
Kristen Stewart more than held her own in this film. It didn't have a great script and the cinematography was clunky, and even though she had a pretty good supporting cast, they really didn't have much to play with. Its okay. But I wouldn't watch it again.
- On the one hand, far left propaganda, on the other a dreadfully dull movie. 1/13/2020 12:00:00 AM by regkeane
I understand Hollywood has to embellish a story to make it more compelling. They do not do that here. Instead they embellish it to make the character align with what they would like based on their Globalist views. Fact check this yourself, all the info is available on-line.Looking beyond the propaganda element this movie suffers from all the usual problems that seem to come out of Hollywood for the last 20 years. The characters are not developed so the audience don't care one bit about them. The acting was just ok and the story was average. Instantly forgettable. If you just have to see it then don't bother with the cinema, its a waste of money.