The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Reviews

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
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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.
October 6, 2004
October 6, 2004
August 30, 2004
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.
July 11, 2004
If you have no knowledge of Peter Sellers' acting genius, it's difficult to engage with this artfully inventive biography.
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.