Seberg

Seberg

Seberg

Kristen Stewart plays Jean Seberg, the iconic '60s screen star investigated by the FBI for her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal (Anthony Mackie, Captain America: Civil War). Co-stars Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Margaret Qualley (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and Vince Vaughn.

"The film opens in May 1968. After years of living in Paris with her second husband, Romain Gary (Yvan Attal, Rapt) Jean returns to Hollywood for solitude and work, but finds herself more engaged with the Black Panthers than Paint Your Wagon. Her support for the Black Power movement earns the notice of the Feds, who begin monitoring her every move, paying special attention to her affair with married activist Hakim Jamal. Agent Jack Solomon (Jack O'Connell, '71) is assigned to Jean's file, but the more he immerses himself in her life, the more he empathises with this woman whose privacy is slowly being destroyed." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2019Rating: M, Mature themes, sex, nudity and coarse language103 minsUSA, UK
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistorical
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Reviews & comments

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's true that the biopic is generally a debased form of cinema, but in this case a little more bio might have made all the difference. 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.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

With her close-cropped hairdo, easy charm and strong convictions, it's hard not to be drawn to her in every scene. It's just a slight pity, the story doesn't quite match the compellingess of her turn.

Independent

Independent

press

By the end, it feels as if the real [Jean] Seberg has been edged out of her own biopic.

2.0
The Times

The Times

press

[T]he film... is fantastically flat.

2.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Kristen Stewart's performance burns with far greater intensity than the middling material that surrounds it.

3.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...intelligently scripted and keeps relatively – if not rigorously – close to the facts. It’s also quite engrossing, and Kirsten Stewart is excellent in a demanding role.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It tells us that Seberg was wronged and that she looked really great in a bra – and not necessarily in that order.

2.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Sometimes clever, often clumsy, and virtually always denying Kristen Stewart the space required to breathe new life into the film’s namesake, Seberg feels off-balance from almost the moment it starts.

Variety

Variety

press

Every time it threatens to truly pierce the psyche of its subject, played with typically intriguing, elusory intelligence by Kristen Stewart, the more ordinary mechanics of the movie she’s serving get in the way.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The luminous Kristen Stewart keeps you glued throughout, giving a coolly compelling performance that becomes steadily more poignant as the subject unravels.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's true that the biopic is generally a debased form of cinema, but in this case a little more bio might have made all the difference. 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.

3.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

With her close-cropped hairdo, easy charm and strong convictions, it's hard not to be drawn to her in every scene. It's just a slight pity, the story doesn't quite match the compellingess of her turn.

Independent

Independent

press

By the end, it feels as if the real [Jean] Seberg has been edged out of her own biopic.

2.0
The Times

The Times

press

[T]he film... is fantastically flat.

2.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Kristen Stewart's performance burns with far greater intensity than the middling material that surrounds it.

3.0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...intelligently scripted and keeps relatively – if not rigorously – close to the facts. It’s also quite engrossing, and Kirsten Stewart is excellent in a demanding role.

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

It tells us that Seberg was wronged and that she looked really great in a bra – and not necessarily in that order.

2.0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Sometimes clever, often clumsy, and virtually always denying Kristen Stewart the space required to breathe new life into the film’s namesake, Seberg feels off-balance from almost the moment it starts.

Variety

Variety

press

Every time it threatens to truly pierce the psyche of its subject, played with typically intriguing, elusory intelligence by Kristen Stewart, the more ordinary mechanics of the movie she’s serving get in the way.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The luminous Kristen Stewart keeps you glued throughout, giving a coolly compelling performance that becomes steadily more poignant as the subject unravels.

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