Metacritic Movie Ratings
Backstage Reviews

3.0

57

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 60

    out of 100

    VarietyDerek Elley

    With its booming soundtrack of songs -- written by Laurent Marimbert and sung by Seigner herself -- and good chemistry between Le Besco and Seigner, pic at times has an operatic emotional intensity that will turn off some viewers but provide a guilty pleasure for others.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Village VoiceJ. Hoberman

    An enjoyably overwrought meditation on the consequences of celebrity and the vicissitudes of fandom, Backstage stars Le Besco as the schoolgirl acolyte of Emmanuelle Seigner's pop diva, a singer-songwriter and high priestess of cheese.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The New York TimesStephen Holden

    As long as it focuses on its feverishly needy central characters, neither of whom you would ever want to have as a friend, it remains true to itself.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Los Angeles TimesCarina Chocano

    As a take on celebrity as religious mass derangement, Backstage is nominally interesting. As a study of two characters, it's not very convincing.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Wilmington

    The results aren't gothic and bloody, as they were in the Lauren Bacall film "The Fan," or elegant and ironic as in the Bette Davis classic "All About Eve"--though the plot suggests a bit of both.

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