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Backstage Reviews

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Steve Murray
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 8, 2007
Backstage doesn't really tell us much about the world of rock musicians, or the mental workings of their scariest fans.
Read More | Original Score: C
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
February 2, 2007
Backstage reveals a tender, creepy transaction between idol and idolator.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
February 1, 2007
From that very first scene, which plays like a berserk fantasy erupting into the movie's 'reality,' I found Backstage almost impossible to believe.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
December 28, 2006
A complex psychological thriller that serves as a modern-day, darker variation on All About Eve.
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Jessica Grose
L.A. Weekly
December 14, 2006
An enjoyably overwrought meditation on the consequences of celebrity and the vicissitudes of fandom.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
December 2, 2006
Backstage's main problem is [director] Bercot's insistence on pumping an essentially comic story full of existential dread.
Read More | Original Score: C-
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 24, 2006
There's a pleasing tension in the air as their relationship comes to seem like something of a contest: With two women this needy, who will out-crazy the other?
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 23, 2006
When Lauren (Emmanuelle Seigner) unwisely allows her biggest fan, Lucie (Isild Le Besco ), into her life, we know that little good can come of it.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
November 22, 2006
Director Emmanuelle Bercot's film offers a fascinating account of how a vulnerable star might mistake fan worship for something real.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Ben Walters
Time Out
February 9, 2006
As megastar Lauren, Seigner (who also sings) is a plausibly charismatic mix of ego and neurosis, while de Besco is outstanding as teenager Lucie.
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Derek Elley
Variety
September 22, 2005
Backstage at times has an operatic emotional intensity that will turn off some viewers but provide a guilty pleasure for others.