I Am Michael
2015, Gay and lesbian/Drama, 1h 42m36 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings
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I Am Michael takes a determinedly balanced approach to its complex subject, and although the results don't always add up, they're anchored by strong work from James Franco. Read critic reviews
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The performances are uniformly good and Kelly's effort to tell an unbiased story is admirable, but I Am Michael ultimately delivers more in the way of talking points than drama.February 2, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
Franco's fantastic here. He gives a fieriness to Michael as a gay advocate, then seamlessly slides into borderline madness as he starts accepting that the "voice" he hears is God's.January 27, 2017 | Full Review…
Kelly is finding his sea-legs as a director.January 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Despite some wooden line readings, Franco gives himself fully to the challenge of rendering Glatze with truth and resolve.
Mr. Franco broods and puzzles and vacillates. But he often seems abandoned by a director whose approach is so noncommittal and dramatically limp that it strands the actor, and his character, in a bland purgatory of conflicting motivations.
A soberly stylish, impressively non-judgmental portrait of a controversial real-life case of transformation.
Audience Reviews for I Am Michael
Feb 10, 2015A remarkably sympathetic and nuanced character study about an idealist LGBT activist who slowly becomes a pathetic shadow of himself due to fear and religion, and it is beautiful to see how the film never vilifies him, which would have been actually quite easy.Carlos M Super Reviewer
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