Lions Gate Films | Release Date: November 4, 1998 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
74
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 32 Critics
Positive:
28
Mixed:
3
Negative:
1
WATCH NOW
Stream On
Stream On
100
The film, built around McKellen's magnificent performance, is a sleek and deceptively artful work, a bio-pic that manages to encompass the whole of a man's rich life by concentrating solely on the final months of it.
90
A profoundly moving human drama, a quasi love story about two lost men who form an unlikely friendship.
90
A strange and lovely combination of cinematic nostalgia and offbeat (gay) love story.
90
Elegantly witty and haunting . . . McKellen gives the performance of his career . . . and Brendan Fraser excels.
70
Beyond the fantastic contrivances of Gods and Monsters, these performances are startlingly human.