Inspired by real events about the French New Wave darling and Breathless star, Jean Seberg, who in the late 1960s was targeted by Hoover's FBI, because of her political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal.
A truly progressive, risk-taking activist like Jean Seberg deserves a fiery, passionate film, not this workmanlike, by-the-numbers biopic.| Read in full: Seberg movie review We Love Cinema
Benedict Andrews’s biopic can’t live up to Jean Seberg’s dramatic real life.The Guardian
There’s no real dramatic drive, emotion or unexpected twists, no visual flourishes or any formal interest beyond a vast array of impossibly glamorous costumes.Little White Lies
Sometimes clever, often clumsy, and almost always denying Kristen Stewart the space she needs, Seberg is a mess from start to finish.IndieWire
What Seberg demonstrates to me is that the real Jean Seberg story is too complex to psychologise in a single feature film.Sight & Sound