The Seagull

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The latest iteration of The Seagull does little to distinguish itself from other Chekhov adaptations but provides a pleasing showcase for its sterling cast.

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At a picturesque lakeside estate, a love triangle unfolds between the diva Irina, her lover Boris, and the ingenue Nina.

Cast & Crew

Saoirse Ronan
Nina Zarechnaya
Annette Bening
Irina Arkadina
Corey Stoll
Boris Trigorin
Billy Howle
Konstantin Treplyov
Michael Mayer
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Anton Chekhov
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Stephen Karam
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Tom Hulce
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Margaret Skoglund
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Ron Simons
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Galt Niederhoffer
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Noah Millman
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All Critics (126) | Top Critics (37) | Fresh (85) | Rotten (41)

  • Bening, who has developed into an acting bird of Streep-like plumage, enjoys herself enormously as Arkadina.

    March 16, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Whatever their flaws, all of these characters are looked on with affection and sympathy - in true Chekhov style. In the end, even Irina gets her reflective moment - a hint that she may be capable of feeling for someone other than herself, after all.

    October 5, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Annette Bening is wonderfully haughty as Irina, the celebrated actor, visiting the family estate.

    September 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • If the finale does flirt with tragedy...the aftertaste is refreshingly sardonic.

    September 6, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Ed Potton

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  • As comedy, as tragedy, or as anything much in between, Chekhov's drama obstinately refuses to come to life.

    September 6, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • None of the actors is less than poised, and Mayer delivers cinematic snap, making everything look velveteen, moving events along at pace.

    September 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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