(1994)

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75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Being Human is just that, and it's a profound delight. [06 May 1994]
50
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]
50
USA Today
The tone is consistent, but consistently uneventful. [06 May 1994]
50
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]
42
Baltimore Sun
This is a strange and indeed foolish film. [29 Apr 1994]
40
A nifty idea that goes everywhere (and nowhere).
38
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
38
For all of its existential posturing, Being Human ends up being a rather shallow motion picture.
25
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]
20
There are atmospheric shots of billowing thunder clouds, priests on cliff tops, bloody stigmata and moody eclipses, but it all amounts to nothing.
0
Being Human doesn't seem to be about anything: Its five astonishingly limp parables might have been spun by a depressed Aesop who forgot to take his Prozac.

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