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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Reviews

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 13, 2012
"There was no real Peter Sellers"... As a theme, it smells of the tired cop-out, somewhere in the same clubhouse of desiccated phrases as "I love you, but I'm not in love with you" and "In a crazy world, only the mad people are sane."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A very good biographical picture of a human being who made people laugh, but could never find the humor in his own life.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 24, 2007
As a showcase for Geoffrey Rush, though, Life and Death is more than worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Independent
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
December 21, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sarah Rodman
Boston Herald
December 17, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
December 8, 2004
A great impressionistic piece about an actor's fantasy becoming their reality. Director Hopkins really makes an exciting leap of faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Larry Carroll
FilmStew.com
December 5, 2004
The best biopic you're likely to see this year won't be coming to a theater near you.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Nev Pierce
BBC.com
October 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 6, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Sunday Times (Australia)
August 30, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 21, 2004
In a brilliant portrayal by Geoffrey Rush, we are given a glimpse of the absurd, extravagant, surreal, lonely, tragic life of a comic genius.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 11, 2004
If you have no knowledge of Peter Sellers' acting genius, it's difficult to engage with this artfully inventive biography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Ray Bennett
Hollywood Reporter
June 1, 2004
While In Competition entry The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is a wonderfully entertaining film, the one thing that's missing is Sellers' singular ability to be hilarious.
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
October 26, 2005
flawed but buscinating tribute
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10

Future Movies UK
April 30, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 30, 2004
We get movie scenes within movie scenes, and Rush as Sellers breaking character to become Sellers' mom or Edwards, commenting on Sellers, and it all draws too much attention to itself.
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
June 1, 2004
Sustains interest most of the way, but combination of an unsympathetic central figure and patchy recreation of events involving numerous famous people makes for an ambitiously told life story that finally doesn't cut it.
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006

Guardian
May 13, 2005
Top Critic
Heather Havrilesky
Salon.com
December 15, 2004

Boxoffice Magazine
July 20, 2004
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