The Seagull

The Seagull

The Seagull

Golden Globe winners Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid's Tale) and Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right) lead this adaptation of Chekhov's stage play.

"This layered saga about art, fame, family, and human folly plays out with claustrophobic intensity, as the lives of friends, families, and lovers, all living under the same roof, become entangled. The Seagull’s cast of celebrated performers brings fresh perspective to these beloved, complicated characters. Rich with feeling, this tragicomedy asks timeless questions about how best to live a purposeful life and, more importantly, how to love." (Tribeca Film Festival)

2018Rating: M, Adult themes98 minsUSA
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The Seagull / Reviews

Flicks, Sarah Voon

Flicks, Sarah Voon

In this nervy everybody-in-unrequited-love-with-everybody-else film adaption of the Anton Chekhov play The Seagull, Annette Bening is a scene-stealer, leading the glorious ensemble cast as hilariously narcissistic aging actress, Irina Arkadina. When family and friends gather to spend a summer weekend with Irina’s ailing older brother Sorin (Brian Dennehy), at his bohemian estate and farm in the Russian countryside, the stage is set for darkly funny shenanigans to follow.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The cast is great. The play is great. But this is still a bad movie, because it has no clear or coherent idea of how to be one.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

The Seagull, Anton Chekhov's classic play about failed hopes and tangled attractions, is solid and satisfying in Michael Mayer's intimate retelling for the screen.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

When director Michael Mayer lets his restless camera stay out of the way, Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan and Elisabeth Moss lift this Chekhov adaptation to the heights.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

An enticing, amusing and passionate showcase for its top-drawer cast led by a once-again superb Annette Bening.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

You can feel the heat, temperature and otherwise, in Michael Mayer's sultry screen adaptation of Anton Chekhov's classic 1896 play.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

This is not quite the full high-octane stuff of a classic version, but it's well and truly worth seeing.

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