The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Reviews

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March 4, 2019
The film is awash with psychedelic visuals, '60s cinematography and a dizzying mishmash of devices reminiscent of iconic films like Dr. Strangelove and The Pink Panther. However, like [Peter] Sellers himself, Life and Death lacks genuine personality.
July 2, 2018
The film makes you care so little for its subject that you might be compelled to turn it off were it not for Rush's valiant mimicry.
January 23, 2018
... as exhausting as it obviously is to play or be Pagliacci, by now it is just tiresome to sit still for yet another sad clown without a scintilla of surprise or insight.
January 2, 2018
"The Life and Death of Peter Sellers'' is the rare celebrity bio that rises above its limitations to approach the magic of its subject matter.
December 4, 2016
It has all of the ingredients to be a cunning interrogation of the form of a biopic, [or] a listless, unenjoyably prescriptive embodiment of the same, and it is in the end neither.
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."
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.
December 27, 2007
September 24, 2007
As a showcase for Geoffrey Rush, though, Life and Death is more than worthwhile.
April 1, 2006
December 6, 2005
October 26, 2005
flawed but buscinating tribute
April 30, 2005
December 21, 2004
December 17, 2004
December 8, 2004
A great impressionistic piece about an actor's fantasy becoming their reality. Director Hopkins really makes an exciting leap of faith.
December 5, 2004
The best biopic you're likely to see this year won't be coming to a theater near you.
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.
October 6, 2004
October 6, 2004
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