• PG, 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Ken Kwapis
    In Theaters:
    Feb 7, 1997 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 24, 2003
  • Paramount Home Video

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The Beautician and the Beast Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Cheesy, multi-accented culture-clash comedy that's seldom funny

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C

August 6, 2011
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Manages to be sweet and likable, largely because Kwapis directs the actors well and treats the sub-Lubitsch material as if he actually believed in it.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 7, 2010
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

As hokey and banal as a sitcom, with predictable culture-clash gags and fairly flat one-liners.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2/4

January 13, 2004
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

A charming surprise

| Original Score: 3/5

December 16, 2003
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Standard feature-length sitcom material. For Drescher fans only.

| Original Score: 2/5

December 21, 2002
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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Listening to Fran Drescher's nasal squawk for an entire movie is the price you'll pay to see The Beautician and the Beast. Imagine having your ear canal scoured with Brillo. Only more abrasive.

| Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 1/5

October 1, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

March 27, 2003
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

| Original Score: 1/5

March 4, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

January 24, 2003
Scott Renshaw
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 5/10

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 4/10

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

February 7, 1997
Emanuel Levy
Variety
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March 26, 2009
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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May 20, 2003
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