Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

2019

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

Critics Consensus

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché aims an overdue spotlight on a cinematic innovator's career, with the added benefit of absorbing historical context.

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A documentary searching for Alice Guy-Blaché, who at 23 was the first female director, became a powerful figure in film, then vanished.

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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (10)

  • A frustrating story, but also an exhilarating one, in that Guy-Blaché's work is deserving and we're finally finding out about it.

    Jun 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • A vital effort to right past wrongs and fix the messes made by (mostly) men.

    Jun 6, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Pamela B. Green's documentary operates as an archival treasure hunt as well as a tribute to film preservation the world over.

    May 24, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Thank goodness "Be Natural" is here to set a brilliant, distinguished, invaluable record straight.

    May 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché works hard to carve her name in the firmament, making an expansive argument for her as a pioneer in technique, a varied and gifted artist, and a shrewd businesswoman.

    Apr 25, 2019 | Full Review…

    Scott Tobias

    NPR
    Top Critic
  • By the end of "Be Natural," you won't only have a clear idea of who this remarkable woman was; you may well have acquired a new taste in old movies.

    Apr 25, 2019 | Full Review…

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