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Being There

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Hailed is a brilliant person and an aging gardener. Suddenly, he plays a dangerous game of politics and becomes a possible presidential candidate. What challenges he must face to attain new position?
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CRITICS OF "Being There"
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Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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January 26, 2012

Peter Sellers gives a stellar performance.
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Radio Times
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July 08, 2014

Hal Ashby's satirical parable on the way the USA surrenders itself to homespun evangelicalism gives Peter Sellers the role of a lifetime.
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Variety
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October 31, 2007

A highly unusual and an unusually fine film.
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Common Sense Media

January 02, 2011

Amazingly poignant performance by Peter Sellers.
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Chicago Reader
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October 31, 2007

No one seems to know what to do with the allegorical undertone of Jerzy Kosinski's script, but as a whole this 1979 film maintains a fine level of wit, sophistication, and insight.
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Quickflix
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October 20, 2014

Even in a chilly movie like this, deaths have resonance (whether they're on camera, or off).
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Hollywood Reporter
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December 19, 2016

Sellers has never been better and he embellishes the detached, childlike innocence of this character with perfect style and timing. It's a deceptively simple performance, but it is essentially the core and substance of the film.
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People Magazine
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July 08, 2014

The movie's main effect is to confirm how versatile Sellers has always been.
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Time Out
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January 26, 2006

What emerges in the end is a strange ambiguity of attitude to the American political system and a hollow humour about cultural values. The cinema of cynicism, really.
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Total Film
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July 08, 2014

A Gumpish plot? Perhaps, but Being There is much more subtle and enigmatic than that.
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TIME Magazine
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July 08, 2014

Here is a comedy that valiantly defies both gravity and the latest Hollywood fashion.
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New York Times

May 20, 2003

Hal Ashby directs Being There at an unruffled, elegant pace, the better to let Mr. Sellers's double-edged mannerisms make their full impression upon the audience.
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