By EW Staff
Updated September 16, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT

Being Human

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Being Human Robin Williams, John Turturro (1994, Warner, PG-13, priced for rental) Seldom has a film from an established director (Local Hero‘s Bill Forsyth) with a major star gotten so summarily dismissed by critics and shunned by audiences. Williams (at his most restrained) plays five men throughout history, each of whom suffers from a failure in courage. The film falls prey to the problems inherent in the short-story form-lack of continuity, underdeveloped characters, clumsy narration-though these all fare better on video, since you don’t have to watch it as a complete and continuous experience. Moreover, it stays in the mind long after it ends, simply because the behavior we’ve witnessed is so troubling and, well, so human. BLawrence O’Toole

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Being Human

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