Being Human (1994)




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Five fables, each set in a different historical era, make up this quirky comedy from director Bill Forsyth. Each tale features Robin Williams as a basically decent but troubled average man named Hector. Beginning with the Bronze Age, where Hector struggles for survival against barbarians, the film proceeds through Roman times, the Middle Ages, and the 16th century, concluding in the present day, where Hector is a divorced father attempting to reconcile with his children. The film clearly intends … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bill Forsyth
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 28, 1994
Warner Bros. Pictures


as Lucinnius

as Beatrice

as Dom Paulo

as Deirdre

as Francisco

as George

as The Storyteller

as Girl Child

as Boy Child

as Raider

as Julian

as Julian's Slave

as Julian's Slave

as Cyprian's Man

as Cyprian's Man

as Slave

as Man 1 at Cyprian's

as Man 2 at Cyprian's

as Man in Bathhouse

as Girl on Wagon

as Wagon Driver

as Beatrice's Daughter

as Beatrice's Mother

as Soldier

as Soldier

as Boy Squire

as Gasper Dias

as Father Diogo

as Salgado

as Deserter

as Dom Paulo's Son

as Sailor

as Reporter

as News Sound

as NY Policeman No. 1

as Detective Cobb

as Santiago

as Neighbour

as Neighbour

as Mrs. Philippopilis

as NY Policeman No. 2

as TV Man-Psychic
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Critic Reviews for Being Human

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | May 6, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
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Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Being Human


Five fables, all with a character named Hector and all played by Robin Williams is an interesting concept. This shows why Robin Williams is such of an amazing actor

Anthony Petry III

Five fables, all with a character named Hector and all played by Robin Williams is an interesting concept. I just didn't find the stories related as well to each other as they should have. It's not a bad movie, nor is it a good one. When it works, it's quite good, but too often it fails to deliver. Robin Williams lacks the spark he usually has. A good cast is not utilized to the best of their ability. There are several very slow scenes.

James Higgins

I don't know why this one gets such bad reviews -- I loved it. One of my all-time favorites, in general.

Nathan Graham

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