Being Julia

User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23

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User Reviews

  1. MariaE.
    Feb 3, 2005
    2
    Bening's laugh all the through the movie even at really inappropriate times was really, really annoying. The movie didn't go anywhere. It was tiresome.
  2. MMiddle
    Aug 15, 2006
    2
    tedious, utterly implausible farce, irritating even as a period piece.
Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Suggests a cross between "Sunset Boulevard" and "All About Eve." The suggestion, alas, doesn't go very far, but Bening's performance approaches the pantheon.
  2. 50
    Hungarian director Istvan Szabo (Sunshine) overplays his hand and traps Bening in a role that's all emoting, no emotion.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    A minor affair, a confection based on dalliances and the way a set of sophisticated theater people handle them, that lacks true distinction.