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  • Summary: A series of vignettes exploring human nature by observing a man named Hector at different points in time.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 18
  2. Negative: 9 out of 18
  1. Being Human is just that, and it's a profound delight. [06 May 1994]
  2. 70
    Bill Forsyth's Being Human, an anthology about the hesitant ascent of man, is a whimsically offbeat, stubbornly upbeat tour of man's progress as seen through the eyes of five guys named Hector. [06 May 1994]
  3. 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]
  4. Reviewed by: Ethan Alter
    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
  5. 25
    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]
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    There are atmospheric shots of billowing thunder clouds, priests on cliff tops, bloody stigmata and moody eclipses, but it all amounts to nothing.
  7. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Being Human never comes alive. This stillborn series of little fables is so flat and ill-conceived that it could convince the uninitiated that neither Robin Williams nor the highly idiosyncratic Scottish writer-director Bill Forsyth had any talent.

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