Beyond the Sea Synopsis
Looking at the life and marriage of singer Bobby Darin.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Kevin Spacey, both as star and director, has created a hugely entertaining, highly empathetic portrait of a man for whom music was...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Doing his own singing (an uncanny imitation), Spacey is a marvel.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
The imagination, energy, chutzpah and sheer affection shown for Darin by director-writer-star Spacey, who plays the singer, are admirable,...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is also probably relevant that Spacey, in preparing the project, knew something we could not guess: He is a superb pop singer.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Spacey's brazen casting isn't as beyond the pale as it ought to be. In fact, it's hard to imagine this strange and only occasionally...
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The film never gives you a real sense of what drove Darin on, fighting a heart ailment (from childhood rheumatic fever) and fighting an...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Had Spacey made Beyond the Sea 10 or 15 years ago, it might have been close to transporting.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Weirdly moving.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Clumsily merges fiction and reality, biography and musical fantasy, and breaks the fourth wall in a way that allows Spacey to lamely...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Jaw-droppingly awful.
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Rated PG-13 | For some strong language and a scene of sensuality
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Interesting tale isn't likely to appeal to kids.
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