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Beauty (Skoonheid) Reviews

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Adam Ross
The Aristocrat

...Beauty is my least favourite type of film. An 'arthouse' film with a repulsive protagonist, Beauty is slow and, eventually, vile.

Full Review Source: The Aristocrat | Original Score: 2/5

September 27, 2012
Antonia Quirke
Financial Times

An atmospheric downer about a repressed homosexual Afrikaner committing a staggeringly brutal sexual assault.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

April 19, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

This is Death in Venice African-style, though lacking the reticence and resonance of Mann's novella.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

April 22, 2012
Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film

Lotz tortured expression carries the film, silently falling apart in an artful series of lingering pans and excruciating static shots.

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

April 9, 2012
Don Groves

A confronting tale of an angry, repressed white male in modern South Africa

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

November 2, 2011
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald

Hermanus's Cannes-feted feature serves as a bold statement on the stereotypical Afrikaans male, now struggling to remain relevant in a post-apartheid South Africa.

Full Review Source: The Sun Herald | Original Score: 8/10

July 30, 2012
Simon Foster

Beauty is a confronting work that succeeds as a study of a false life lived badly and as a reflection upon a society grasping at traditional views to its own detriment.

Full Review Source: Screen-Space

June 8, 2012
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

This queered state of a nation is tense, quietly sad and yes, beautiful.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 4/5

April 19, 2012

Director Oliver Hermanus values quiet, naturalistic scenes of domestic life to build considerable emotional tensions in this finely nuanced film.

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

August 5, 2012
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A striking yet erratic piece of work...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 16, 2011
Matthew Turner

Impressively directed and superbly written, this is a haunting, shocking and emotionally powerful drama with a terrific central performance from Deon Lotz.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

April 18, 2012
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Despite that title, there's an ugly power to this study of obsession and anger.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 15, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

Lotz gives the story a tragic dimension.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 4/5

April 19, 2012

Empire Magazine

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 19, 2012


Deon Lotz gives a career-making performance in this petty-bourgeois tragedy which boldly shows both the mundanity and brutality that can lurk behind the closed doors of the South African middle classes.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

April 20, 2012

This is London

Few more truthful-seeming dramas about sexual repression have appeared in recent years than this one from Oliver Hermanus.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 4/5

April 20, 2012
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