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Based on 18 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A mixed bag concocted with an almost willful aim to be quaint and a little arty, but one with small wonders poking through its soft, somewhat plain fabric. [06 May 1994] show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The tone is consistent, but consistently uneventful. [06 May 1994] show more

  • 75
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Being Human is just that, and it's a profound delight. [06 May 1994] show more

  • 50
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Being Human isn't totally devoid of the gentle Forsyth magic. But it doesn't have nearly enough of it. Even Williams can do only so much with an assignment that calls for him to mostly stand around looking bummed out - in quintuplicate. [06 May 1994] show more

  • 38
    Ethan Alter TV Guide

    Bill Forsyth's films are always idiosyncratic, but Being Human is so steeped in the director's interior dialogue with himself as to be incomprehensible to anyone who doesn't happen to be Bill Forsyth show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    For all of its existential posturing, Being Human ends up being a rather shallow motion picture. show more

  • 25
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    A sincere but clumsy attempt to capture the pain of a man trying to cope with loss and divorce through the ages. [06 May 1994] show more

  • 20

    There are atmospheric shots of billowing thunder clouds, priests on cliff tops, bloody stigmata and moody eclipses, but it all amounts to nothing. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    A nifty idea that goes everywhere (and nowhere). show more

  • 42
    Baltimore Sun

    This is a strange and indeed foolish film. [29 Apr 1994] show more

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