• Bella
    3 minutes 37 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008
  • Bella (Uk)
    3 minutes 37 seconds
    Added: Jul 8, 2011


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Bella (Beauty) Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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An engaging failure, an inversion of some New York movie clichés, a sweet if incomplete movie about love with the proper stranger in the city that never sleeps.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

October 26, 2007
Edward Douglas

Doesn't seem to have very much plot or purpose, besides being an overly sweet and cute love letter to New York City, but the writing and storytelling just aren't there.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 5/10

October 23, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Bella expends so much effort hiding its agenda that it doesn't have time to give us a story until the very end.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 9, 2007
Geoff Berkshire

Without a standout performance or a compelling story the entire project is so slight you practically forget you've seen it before it's even over.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 25, 2007
Julia Wallace
Village Voice
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I won't spoil it, except to say that it manages to be utterly predictable without making any sense at all.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 23, 2007
Robert Koehler
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The warm stars can do only so much to humanize a mucky narrative that unavoidably lessens the film's emotional thrust.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 1, 2007
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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A Mexican movie in which the outcome is never in doubt, the scenes are endless -- sorry, we meant poetic-- and the false beard on the central character's face looks as though it could use a little extra gum.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

October 25, 2007
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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What are you going to do when your lead actress offers a performance that's as unlikable as the woman she's portraying?

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

October 26, 2007
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A barely disguised anti-abortion tract, Bella is simple-minded, heavy-handed and as subtle as a gorilla in a tutu.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D+

October 26, 2007
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Bella is a movie that wears its bleeding heart on its sleeve and loves its characters to distraction.

| Original Score: 2/5

October 26, 2007
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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[A] defiantly unsubtle, structurally clunky specimen.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

November 7, 2007

It's more of a life story than a love story. It's also a story that would play just as well if you waited to see this on the small screen.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 28, 2007
Gary Goldstein
Baltimore Sun

A sweet, life-affirming picture, but it's just not authentic or captivating enough to justify its wildly concocted scenario.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: C-

October 26, 2007
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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Bella is certainly a sweet, life-affirming picture, but it's just not authentic or captivating enough to justify its wildly concocted scenario.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 9, 2007
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Its anti-abortion argument is loaded: How many pregnant waitresses discover they've been working alongside a kind, sensitive and handsome former millionaire soccer star with no girlfriend who's happy to become an adoptive father?

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2/4

November 26, 2007
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Scored to a relentless mix of Spanish and English pop anthems, cut like a Grudge freak-out, and performed with all the gusto of a Chespirito skit.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 21, 2007
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Corn smothered in queso, this sentimental hokum sticks in your throat.

Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Original Score: F

February 3, 2008
Josh Larsen
Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)

Eduardo Verastegui sports the most distracting facial hair since that guy in Knocked Up who bet his roommates he wouldn't shave for a year.

Full Review Source: Sun Publications (Chicago, IL) | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 26, 2007
Erin Meister
Boston Globe
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It wants to answer the questions it's clearly too timid to ask, but the questions are always so much more interesting.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 9, 2007
Tasha Robinson
Chicago Tribune
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In his feature directorial debut, Alejandro Monteverde hits the mark as often as he misses it, but the film's problems linger longer than its successes.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

October 25, 2007

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 27, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald
February 15, 2008
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