Being Human (1994)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.

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  • Robin Williams in Being Human (1994)
  • Robin Williams and John Turturro in Being Human (1994)
  • Robin Williams and John Turturro in Being Human (1994)
  • Robin Williams in Being Human (1994)
  • Robin Williams in Being Human (1994)
  • Robin Williams in Being Human (1994)

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12 May 2006 | lee_eisenberg
| humanize everything, if you can
In one of his serious roles sans beard, Robin Williams stars in this somewhat confusing movie about a man portrayed in five different stories, always trying to find meaning in life...or something. Maybe the movie was trying to make a point about something, but I couldn't really tell. In a way, it almost seems like they made the movie for fun and just stacked the whole thing with a giant cast. Director Bill Forsyth, who had a very clear goal in making "Local Hero", seems somewhat confused himself here.

I should identify that I didn't hate "Being Human". It's an interesting look at world history. It's just hard to get a grip on the movie. An OK way to pass time, but I wouldn't recommend making it your first choice. Also starring Theresa Russell, Robert Carlyle, John Turturro, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jonathan Hyde, Hector Elizondo, Ewan McGregor (in his debut) and William H. Macy.

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Release Date:

6 May 1994


English, Scottish Gaelic

Country of Origin

UK, Japan

Filming Locations

California, USA

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$764,011 (USA) (6 May 1994)


$1,519,366 (USA)

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