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Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life Review

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  • 3.0

    out of 100

    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter

    The movie is too much an act of hero-worship for there to be any critical distance.

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  • 60

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    Wall Street Journal John Anderson

    What may feel like Mr. Sfar's indulgences are sometimes just that, but one could hardly make an honest movie about Gainsbourg that wasn't as recklessly ambitious as this.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    At once overly episodic and playfully arty, like a TV movie made by Fellini.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie unreels his musical biography with an unending series of tastes of songs and performances. You may be surprised by how many you recognize.

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