Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

2019

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

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A behind-the-scenes portrait as warm and bittersweet as its subject's art, Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story should satisfy newcomers as well as longtime fans.

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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story is the official documentary about maverick Manchester comedian Frank Sidebottom, and the life and art of his hidden creator Chris Sievey. Frank Sidebottom, remembered fondly as the man with the papier-mâché head, was the court jester of the Manchester music and comedy scene for over 25 years, but only a privileged few knew the man inside. Being Frank tells a twisted tale of split personalities - a suburban superhero with a fanatical desire to preserve the myth he created, and eventually having to battle against being consumed by his alter ego.

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Critic Reviews for Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (1)

  • Sievey was hugely dysfunctional, but his mania produced utterly unique, anarchic work - one couldn't have existed without the other. This is a meticulously crafted tribute...

    April 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Alex Godfrey

    Time Out
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  • the character becomes, by the end of this fascinating film, a self-lacerating cri de coeur from an artist who felt he could do, and probably deserved, better.

    March 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • [A] lovingly assembled, rollickingly funny documentary...

    March 29, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Sullivan's film is a little gem of cine-sleuthing: a Citizen Kane from the outer suburbs, or outer space, of showbusiness.

    March 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's appropriate that this absorbing, tender documentary has been driven by a surge of fan loyalty and love.

    March 27, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A charming tribute, even if it doesn't quite get inside the head inside the head.

    March 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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