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The Secret Life of Bees Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net

All the pieces are there for a good movie but there's an undeniable sense of reluctance to put them into play. Every time it seems like the film might be taking a chance it retreats to safe ground.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 6.5/10

April 1, 2011
Don Groves
sbs.com.au

A sweet, sentimental story with a sting in the tail.

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

January 3, 2011
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

Can I tell you a secret? This movie is *really* good. Grab Nana and go see it!

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review | Original Score: 5/5

August 3, 2009
Clay Cane
BET.com

Bees is almost too sweet, but with enduring enough performances to make a solid movie.

Full Review Source: BET.com | Original Score: B-

July 6, 2009
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

(...) Hay un mérito atendible en la directora y es evitar caer en la sensiblería barata que el asunto arriesgaba.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

May 4, 2009
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

The story is a gentle depiction of harsh times that works best as a coming-of-age parable, not so well as a historical drama.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

March 6, 2009
Pauline Adamek
FILMINK (Australia)

Once again, Dakota Fanning demonstrates that, even as a teenager, she already has the acting skills and range equal to -- if not better than -- her A-list contemporaries.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

March 6, 2009
Eddie Cockrell
Sydney Morning Herald

Glossy yet ultimately shallow, this platitudinous, unconvincing drama makes The Colour Purple look like Mississippi Burning.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 2/5

March 6, 2009
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

On most levels the film, which has a surprising number of unconvincing details, takes the sugary option; it shies away from the harsher realities whenever possible.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 2/5

March 6, 2009
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

A dense story about a little girl and the impact her mother's death has on her makes terrific cinema in this beautifully realised film

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

February 27, 2009
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

The film has a dream-like quality above its punchy emotional core

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

February 27, 2009
Christian Toto
Donne Tempo

The Secret Life of Bees features another buzz-worthy turn by Dakota Fanning.

Full Review Source: Donne Tempo | Original Score: 3/4

January 28, 2009
Liz Beardsworth
Empire Magazine

The source material remains affecting and the cast work hard to add dimension to a lacklustre screenplay. But sadly, it adds up to less than the sum of its parts.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

December 5, 2008
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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There's a purity, clarity and honesty to this feminist heart-warmer's melodramatic instincts that make it surprisingly moving and satisfying.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/6

December 5, 2008

Fanning and Latifah form the proficient core of this reliable if humdrum American period drama.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 5, 2008
Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

Tragedies strike and life lessons are learnt, homespun wisdom is dispensed. It's simplistic to the point of total idiocy.

Full Review Source: Times [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

December 5, 2008
Xan Brooks
Guardian

This fairytale of the civil rights era is all honey and no sting.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

December 5, 2008
David Gritten
Daily Telegraph

It's generous-minded, and though it labours awkwardly to move you, that doesn't mean you won't be moved.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

December 5, 2008
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

From the producer of X-Men... comes the dullest, gooiest chick-flick of the year.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 2/5

December 5, 2008

Total Film

It'll be way too cloying for most - but the, ahem, bee's knees for sugar fiends. Probably best enjoyed with a glass of Chardonnay and your cynicism on hold.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

December 5, 2008
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