Beloved Reviews

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January 1, 2000
This powerful journey into the lives of people struggling with the aftershock of slavery stands as another impressive drama from director Demme.
January 1, 2000
Moves in leisurely fits and -- unencumbered by style or narrative complexity -- never loses its forward momentum.
January 1, 2000
The core of Beloved is Winfrey's brave, utterly convincing portrayal of the rough-hewn Sethe.
January 1, 2000
It is an urgently intimate epic of the heart, a dramatization of a monumental journey of pain, love and, tentatively, hope that has scorching emotional impact.
January 1, 2000
Has tough truths to tell about the differences between affection and possession, memory and nightmare, freedom and revenge -- truths that none of the performers involved shy away from.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Beloved is a movie that swims in your bloodstream, echoes through your bones!
January 1, 2000
cathartic and affirming
January 1, 2000
A movie of moments--moments of raw, lyrical emotional power scattered over a nearly three-hour time expanse.
January 1, 2000
A powerful and disturbing motion picture!
January 1, 2000
The film's success lies mainly in its fidelity to its source: It never tries to avoid or sidestep the madness Morrison so bravely embraced.
January 1, 2000
Full of cathartic emotion and earnest dignity!
January 1, 2000
Demme succeeds uncannily well in bringing the novel's pulse to the screen.
January 1, 2000
The performances of all the central and secondary characters match the passionate intensity of the film's behind-the-scenes collaborators.
January 1, 2000
I was sometimes confused about events as they happened, but all the pieces are there, and the film creates an emotional whole.
January 1, 2000
Offers both a rare glimpse into African Americans' struggle for survival and happiness in the late 1800's, as well as a mystifying story of ghosts and haunting.
January 1, 2000
A first-rate adaptation!
January 1, 2000
Beloved has power and impressive artistry to spare!
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
A remarkable movie!
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