88% Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01
77% Get On Up Aug 01
90% Calvary Aug 01
—— Behaving Badly Aug 01
36% Child Of God Aug 01

Top Box Office

59% Lucy $43.9M
63% Hercules $29.8M
91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes $16.8M
57% The Purge: Anarchy $10.5M
43% Planes: Fire And Rescue $9.5M
18% Sex Tape $6.1M
17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $4.7M
16% And So It Goes $4.6M
23% Tammy $3.5M
90% A Most Wanted Man $2.7M

Coming Soon

—— Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Aug 08
—— Step Up: All In Aug 08
—— Into The Storm Aug 08
—— The Hundred-Foot Journey Aug 08
86% What If Aug 08

Premieres Tonight

86% The Honorable Woman: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

100% Defiance: Season 2
40% Dominion: Season 1
41% Gang Related: Season 1
86% Maron: Season 2
56% Married: Season 1
94% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
85% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
41% Working the Engels: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

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86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
50% Jennifer Falls: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
—— Rogue: Season 2
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
—— Wilfred: Season 4
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

The Secret Life of Bees Reviews

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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Melissa Anderson
Time Out New York
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Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

September 23, 2011
Dave White

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 4, 2011
Joshua Starnes

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: | Original Score: 6.5/10

April 1, 2011
Don Groves

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

Full Review Source: | 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

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

Full Review Source: | 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
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
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
Mark Adams
Daily Mirror [UK]

Idyllic tale despite the back story of racial tension and family abuse. Fanning holds her own in a great cast with Okonedo and Paul Bettany as an unbalanced father in fine form.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

December 5, 2008

Sun Online

The issue of racial integration is ever-present and it certainly serves as a reminder of how far America has come to vote for a black President.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 3/5

December 5, 2008
Matthew Turner

Engaging, well made and impressively acted, this is essentially a coming of age chick flick with a slightly rougher edge than usual.

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

December 5, 2008
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

While this film is every bit as warm and emotional as it looks, ... the cast make sure things don't get too sugary.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 5, 2008
Victor Olliver

Based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd, the tale will poach your heart this cold winter.

Full Review Source: Teletext | Original Score: 6/10

December 4, 2008
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Prince-Bythewood largely stays away from grandiloquent gestures designed to manipulate audience emotions, relying instead on sound storytelling and a set of accomplished performers to punch across the story's humanist appeal.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3/4

November 26, 2008

Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 5, 2011
Mark Kermode
BBC Radio Five Live
April 4, 2011
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