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Beautiful Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Sally, get it straight: Mona doesn't deserve to be cheered. We don't like her. We really, really don't like her.
January 1, 2000
Focuses on one woman's heartfelt and funny journey in search of what beauty really means.
January 1, 2000
Disappointingly short on substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
The script never finds the right tone for its life lessons, opting for maudlin sentimentality and ludicrous plot twists as phony as a beauty contestant's hair color.
January 1, 2000
A funny and enjoyable film.
January 1, 2000
A mess of a movie that suffers from awkward writing, a plot with major disconnects in plausibility, an annoyingly screechy kid character and cheesy production values.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Now we know where Forrest Gump got at least part of his liabilities.
January 1, 2000
Every mushy element of the script is robustly wrung for every last drip of sap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
A tedious ordeal, riddled with unlikable characters, recycled gags, and inane plot developments.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
The lead character in this film ... is one of the most reprehensible human beings that I have ever had the displeasure of watching at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
January 1, 2000
You won't often see a movie with so many recognizable names yet such weak direction.
Read More | Original Score: 44/100
January 1, 2000
Awkward, alternately sour and sappy.
January 1, 2000
As predictable as a beauty queen's tearful acceptance speech.
January 1, 2000
A conceptual tug-of-war between pathos, cynicism, and satire that is perfunctorily resolved by a thoroughly undeserved (if unsurprising) change of heart.
January 1, 2000
Despite an almost two-hour running time and a wholly loathsome main character, Beautiful is generally engaging.
January 1, 2000
[Field] fails horribly to establish a consistent tone; we never know whether she's going for laughs or melodrama.
January 1, 2000
What could have been light and sweet is bogged down by layer upon layer of schmaltz and sentiment, not to mention a rather ugly (on the inside) main character.
January 1, 2000
[Driver] gives a technically impressive and effectively scary performance. But then, so does the Terminator.
January 1, 2000
It has some humor and warmth, but would be nearly unendurable except for Driver.
January 1, 2000
Well, knock us over with a tiara, but first-time director Sally Field has actually made a likeable movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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