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Beautiful Reviews

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David Noh
Film Journal International
December 11, 2006
It's treacly, plastic and shamelessly obvious, and yet, on a low-rent level, it somehow works.
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
If you and a few girlfriends want a night out with laughs and popcorn, this could be your movie.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Focuses on one woman's heartfelt and funny journey in search of what beauty really means.
Robert Strohmeyer
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Disappointingly short on substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Chitwood
ComingSoon.net
January 1, 2000
A funny and enjoyable film.
Andy Klein
New Times
January 1, 2000
Despite an almost two-hour running time and a wholly loathsome main character, Beautiful is generally engaging.
Steve Simels
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
Well, knock us over with a tiara, but first-time director Sally Field has actually made a likeable movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Like a pageant contestant who flops in talent but scores well in the inspirational speech, there are elements and nuances that save the movie from total washout.
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
It's a better film when it keeps its heart in cold storage and shows what drives a woman to compete against her peers.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
In a feature directorial debut that never feels like one, Field is as effortless behind a camera as she is in front of one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 30, 2010
Beautiful is just bad, sadly. Where's the plot?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ted Shen
Chicago Reader
April 12, 2010
ally Field's direction is pedestrian, though she does manage to get shamelessly winning performances out of Driver and Eisenberg.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 14, 2010
An uneasy mix of broad satire, soap opera outlandishness, and movie-of-the-week sappiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
September 12, 2006
Flat, witless, and sappy (a very bad combo), Sally Field's embarrassing feature directorial debut aims to say something "relevant" about American society's obsession with physical looks at the expense of "inner beauty" and moral integrity.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 2, 2005
...one of that growing genre of mainstream Hollywood shots at the main chance -- an unfunny comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 24, 2003
Pior do que a direção de Sally Field, só mesmo o caráter desprezível da personagem principal: uma mulher egoísta, fútil e irritante. Ao longo do filme, eu não queria apenas que ela perdesse o concurso; queria que ela sofresse.
| Original Score: 1/5
Joe Mader
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1/4
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 10, 2002
When a person is suffering deeply, Field cues you in to what they're thinking by having voices from the past echoing all around them, a technique that's more often used in cautionary drivers' ed documentaries...
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
March 10, 2009

Sydney Morning Herald
March 6, 2009

Screen International
October 18, 2008
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Hollywood Reporter
March 21, 2008
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
June 18, 2002
Stephen Farber
Movieline
April 16, 2001

News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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Ebert & Roeper
January 1, 2000

National Post
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000

Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
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