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Beyond the Sea Reviews

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Many people under 40 may not even remember Bobby Darin, let alone know about his remarkable life story. Beyond the Sea may rectify that problem and stand as a wonderful tribute to an amazing talent who left us all too soon.

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December 30, 2006

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September 26, 2005

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January 15, 2005
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Spacey the actor bails out Spacey the director. He's been talking about his abiding love of Darin for quite some time, and he nails Darin in look, deed and buttery croon, making up for many of the film's structural deficiencies.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 14, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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This vainglorious biopic about Bobby Darin is really about what the '60s pop singer and actor means to Kevin Spacey.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 30, 2004
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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If Spacey's age problem proves an insurmountable distraction for literalists and Darin fans, his admirers will no doubt relish the chance to watch him sing, dance and basically take over the screen for two hours.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: B

December 30, 2004
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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This is one of those rare movies that's so bad it's good, with lavish production numbers in which Spacey sings out of sync with the voice track and dances out of sync with his own feet.

| Original Score: 1/4

December 30, 2004
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Spacey may worship at the altar of Darin, but the real Bobby was beyond him.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

December 30, 2004
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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[Spacey is] someone who is capable of producing, writing, directing, starring and doing his own singing -- and making it all work magnificently.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

December 30, 2004
Howard Cohen
Miami Herald
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Watching Kevin Spacey's hilariously inept recreation of Bobby Darin's life in Beyond the Sea brings to mind the old Neil Diamond- Laurence Olivier remake of The Jazz Singer.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

December 30, 2004
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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Offers little psychological insight into the man beyond his mantra -- 'I want it all. ... I want to surpass Sinatra in everything he does.'

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

December 30, 2004
Tom Long
Detroit News
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For the most part this movie is a kick to watch, and what a crazy-cool thing for a guy with two Oscars to attempt, a salute from one wandering artist to another.

| Original Score: B-

December 30, 2004
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Not unpleasant to watch, but it's another movie in which the art direction and costuming, and, of course, the soundtrack, are of more interest than the story, whatever it is.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

December 30, 2004
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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Your standard biopic boilerplate, with a lot of self-reflexive hokum.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

December 30, 2004
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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The one thing Spacey couldn't do for Beyond the Sea was grow younger. And that's the 'gotta-shut-your-eyes' flaw that keeps Spacey's Bobby Darin biopic from being a great movie, instead of just a good one.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

December 30, 2004
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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Ostensibly a love letter to Mr. Darin, it's more a love letter from Mr. Spacey to Mr. Spacey.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C

December 30, 2004
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Beyond the Sea doesn't quite have [that swing]. But it's close.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

December 29, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie possesses genuine feeling because Spacey is there with Darin during all the steps of this journey, up and down, all the way into death.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

December 29, 2004
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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A movie that gets a few things absolutely right while getting quite a few other things very, very wrong indeed.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 29, 2004
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Jaw-droppingly awful.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

December 29, 2004
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The film never gives you a real sense of what drove Darin on.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 29, 2004
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Like a lounge revue on a second-class cruise ship.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

December 23, 2004
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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The film's tortured conceit -- that a peculiarly older-than-reality Darin is making his own autobiopic, comparing memories with a kid who plays the hero as a sickly shrimp -- is its own kind of can't-look-away crazy.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

December 18, 2004
Stephanie Zacharek
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What on earth could Spacey be thinking?

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December 17, 2004
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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If there is a point, Spacey never makes it clear, nor manages to fully illuminate the people in Darin's orbit.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

December 17, 2004
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The awkwardness of the film's structure and its inept theatrics diminish the real drama in Darin's life.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 17, 2004
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Seems to be telling us a lot more about its star and director, Kevin Spacey, than its ostensible subject, Bobby Darin.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

December 17, 2004
Mike Clark
USA Today
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In scenes that re-create up-tempo engagements at the Copacabana and other nightspots, this heartfelt portrait comes to life.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 16, 2004
John Anderson
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It's a car wreck, a sideshow. You simply have to watch, there are so many things going so terribly, terribly wrong.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: .5/4

December 16, 2004
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Kevin Spacey's biography of Bobby Darin is a mess, but it captures Darin's desperation, his braggadocio and his magnetism.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

December 16, 2004
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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Spacey doesn't shy away from portraying Darin as a self-aggrandizing, self-mythologizing megalomaniac, but not only does he withhold judgment, he also withholds analysis.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

December 16, 2004
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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A dazzling and fearless piece of showmanship.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

December 16, 2004
Dennis Lim
Village Voice
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Drowning in accidental subtext, it's both queasy psychodrama and earnest ego trip, a stunt so bravely defiant of commonsense realism that it borders on the avant-garde.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 14, 2004
James Berardinelli
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Great music and a few good scenes do not a movie make.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

December 13, 2004
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It has a great performance by Spacey and some of the best musical numbers in recent years.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

December 13, 2004
David Edelstein
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A Whitman's Sampler of biopic clichés.

Full Review Source: Slate

December 10, 2004
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Doing his own singing, Spacey is a marvel.

| Original Score: 3/4

November 18, 2004
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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A hugely entertaining, highly empathetic portrait.

September 13, 2004
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