The Ghost of Peter Sellers

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A soul-searching act of therapy for its director, The Ghost of Peter Sellers offers absorbing insight into how some decisions -- and people -- can haunt us long after they're gone.

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The Ghost of Peter Sellers is a feature length documentary directed by Peter Medak that tells the tale of his ill-fated Hollywood 17th Century pirate comedy shot in Cyprus, starring Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan in 1973.

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Critic Reviews for The Ghost of Peter Sellers

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (1)

  • A useful way to consider both the brilliance of Sellers and the damage he wrought, as well as demonstrating the ludicrous leeway granted to celebrities and the ways that obvious warning signs of possible mental illness often went unheeded.

    July 13, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A documentary about the making of one of the worst movies of its time, and maybe all time.

    June 27, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Movie junkies, rejoice. Director Peter Medak has made an instructive and nightmarishly funny documentary about how actor Peter Sellers drove him crazy and nearly trashed his career.

    June 23, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • In the grand tradition of "Jodoworsky's Dune" and "Lost in La Mancha," the lighthearted behind-the-scenes documentary recounts a tortuous production and the fascinating ways in which it went awry from every possible direction.

    June 23, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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  • Neither bitter nor maudlin, "The Ghost of Peter Sellers" is a movie about filmmaking and soul-searching, a tale of two Peters and maybe the worst of times for both.

    June 23, 2020 | Full Review…
  • It's a revealing view of an industry of enormous personalities-and the indulgences that feed them.

    May 26, 2020 | Full Review…

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