Becoming (2020) - Rotten Tomatoes


Becoming (2020)



Critic Consensus: It may not get as personal as some viewers might have hoped, but Becoming offers an uplifting look at a pivotal moment in its subject's public life.

Becoming Videos

Becoming Photos

Movie Info

Becoming is an intimate look into the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama during a moment of profound change, not only for her personally but for the country she and her husband served over eight impactful years in the White House. The film offers a rare and up-close look at her life, taking viewers behind the scenes as she embarks on a 34-city tour that highlights the power of community to bridge our divides and the spirit of connection that comes when we openly and honestly share our stories.

Watch it now


News & Interviews for Becoming

Critic Reviews for Becoming

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (31)

Michelle told her story with charm, grit, adventurism and several appalling book-tour choices of dress.

May 26, 2020 | Full Review…

Scrape away the gush and the swaggy fashion, and a fascinating portrait emerged of a rather unhappy and discontented high achiever.

May 18, 2020 | Full Review…

With Obama herself as narrator, it's a personal diary -- bereft of tension and short on surprises with a perpetually sunny guide treating you to an intimate but selective tour of her life so far.

May 13, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The sad, unintended moral of Becoming is that if this country never sees a President Michelle Obama, it is our own fault.

May 12, 2020 | Full Review…

It's a slick look at the former first lady, out of the White House and carving out her life post-politics, but it's as polished and smoothed out as a campaign ad. It's a warm latte, delivered to you in your favorite mug.

May 12, 2020 | Rating: B | Full Review…

If you loved the book, then you're going to love the movie... I found myself watching the film with a big, goofy grin most of the time.

May 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews

There are no featured reviews for Becoming at this time.

Becoming Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features