Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

105 mins
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Annette Bening and Jamie Bell star in this adaptation of British actor Peter Turner's memoir, directed by Emmy-nominee Paul McGuigan.

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Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool | Ratings & Reviews

"Expectations for Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool were high, despite the clunky title, following a charming trailer and intriguing, true-story premise. This good looking big-screen adaptation of the memoirs of young Liverpudlian actor Peter Turner — played exuberantly by Jamie Bell, and chronicling his three-year, late 1970s love affair with faded American film noir actress Gloria Grahame, (Annette Bening) when he was 26 and she 54 — somehow failed to completely satisfy."

Flicks, Sarah VoonFlicks

"Over-production-designed as the film is, Bening and Bell manage to hold their own within it."


"A real-life May-December romance, movingly told and acted. Bening and Bell give performances to cherish."

Total FilmTotal Film

"Brittle and insecure, yet also steely and magnetic, Bening's performance is full of nuance."

Time OutTime Out

"It's a beguiling story and Bell and Bening are tremendous as the star-crossed lovers."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Bening's performance channels years of close observation of what actors are like..."

Sydney Morning HeraldSydney Morning Herald

"A sumptuous slice of movie making that deserves to find a wide audience."


"First rate performances from the two leads, and a fine supporting cast, confirms this as an awards season contender."

Screen DailyScreen Daily

"Bell's commitment and depth to the role guarantees the film its emotional core throughout."


"Bening and Bell together are imperishable."

New Zealand ListenerNew Zealand Listener

"Despite a few quibbles that viewers may have, there is no denying the emotional force that this film develops, and for that, we can credit talented filmmakers and two stars working at the height of their powers."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"It's a classy weepy [sic] with some killer dialogue, but Bening is the big sell here. Given one of the juiciest roles of her career, she makes every moment count."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool | Details

M, Coarse language, sexual references and mature themes
Drama, Romance, True Story & Biography
Country of origin

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