Life (2015)

Life (2015)

Life (2015)

Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) is American screen legend James Dean in this rise-to-fame biopic, co-starring Robert Pattinson (Maps to the Stars) as Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock who captured some of Dean’s most striking images before Hollywood made him immortal. From Anton Corbijn, director of Control, also starring Ben Kingsley and Joel Edgerton.

2015Rating: MA15+, Strong sex scene111 minsCanada, Germany, Australia, USA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistoricalFestival & Independent
Director:
Anton Corbijn ('Control', 'The American', 'A Most Wanted Man')
Writer:
Luke Davies
Cast:
Robert PattinsonDane DeHaanJoel EdgertonBen KingsleyKristen HagerKelly McCreary
92%
want to see

Reviews & comments

A Life lived fast.

James Dean. When we hear that name what do we think of? Youthful icon. Screen legend. Rebellious. Cool. All have been posted to the name of Dean over the decades since his premature death in 1955 but how many of us would mention the words, shy, vulnerable and complicated. The silver screens rising star came out of nowhere, had a fleeting moment in the sun...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Engaging, elegiac portrait of a legend in the making.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There are some pleasing touches, but this film is a frustrating experience.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Basically there isn't much of a story here.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

By the end a certain frustration has set in, with not quite enough payback to justify the script's slow-burn dramatic arc.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film mostly grasps for unearned emotions.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

This beautifully crafted drama richly personalises a man whose life story has so often been told in headlines and broad strokes.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Engaging, elegiac portrait of a legend in the making.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There are some pleasing touches, but this film is a frustrating experience.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Basically there isn't much of a story here.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

By the end a certain frustration has set in, with not quite enough payback to justify the script's slow-burn dramatic arc.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film mostly grasps for unearned emotions.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

This beautifully crafted drama richly personalises a man whose life story has so often been told in headlines and broad strokes.

0

A Life lived fast.

James Dean. When we hear that name what do we think of? Youthful icon. Screen legend. Rebellious. Cool. All have been posted to the name of Dean over the decades since his premature death in 1955 but how many of us would mention the words, shy, vulnerable and complicated. The silver screens rising star came out of nowhere, had a fleeting moment in the sun...

4.0
0