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Beautiful Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 2, 2005
...one of that growing genre of mainstream Hollywood shots at the main chance -- an unfunny comedy.
| Original Score: D-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
A movie with so many inconsistencies, improbabilities, unanswered questions and unfinished characters that we have to suspend not only disbelief but also intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Some will argue that this review is cruel, and they may be right -- but so is being losing two hours of one's life to this inexcusably bad tripe.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
This movie has no point of view, a wildly inconsistent tone, and no understanding of its characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
September 30, 2010
Beautiful is just bad, sadly. Where's the plot?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It manages to find an almost pitch-perfect accumulation of ill-matched tones, sheer grotesquerie, near-heroic absurdity and self-canceling folly.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Every mushy element of the script is robustly wrung for every last drip of sap.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 24, 2003
Pior do que a direção de Sally Field, só mesmo o caráter desprezível da personagem principal: uma mulher egoísta, fútil e irritante. Ao longo do filme, eu não queria apenas que ela perdesse o concurso; queria que ela sofresse.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is so nasty to its mostly female characters that it feels harshly misogynist.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Certainly the beauty biz deserves better than the antsy and dispiriting Beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: D
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
As predictable as a beauty queen's tearful acceptance speech.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Guys, quick huddle here. If your girlfriend even suggests seeing this movie, you might want to consider these time-tested words: 'Satan, go ye hence from the soul of my girlfriend. I shall not abide thy evil channeling.'
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
The kind of movie that connoisseurs of bad cinema will really, really like. Rarely does a movie go so thoroughly wrong in so many ways.
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John Anderson
Newsday
January 1, 2000
Sally Field's directing is unindictable, but the script and the acting are close to grotesque.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
An odd and disjointed mixture of satire, straight comedy and syrupy melodrama, the film simply doesn't work.
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
Beautiful ain't. Sally Field may be proclaiming "You like me! You really like me!" behind the camera, but don't be egged on.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
March 10, 2009
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Stephen Farber
Movieline
April 16, 2001
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
June 18, 2002

News & Observer (Raleigh, NC)
January 1, 2000
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January 1, 2000

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January 1, 2000

Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
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Hollywood Reporter
March 21, 2008

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October 18, 2008

Sydney Morning Herald
March 6, 2009
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