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Beautiful Reviews

April 12, 2010
ally Field's direction is pedestrian, though she does manage to get shamelessly winning performances out of Driver and Eisenberg.
September 12, 2006
Flat, witless, and sappy (a very bad combo), Sally Field's embarrassing feature directorial debut aims to say something "relevant" about American society's obsession with physical looks at the expense of "inner beauty" and moral integrity.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
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
January 1, 2000
Certainly the beauty biz deserves better than the antsy and dispiriting Beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
January 1, 2000
As predictable as a beauty queen's tearful acceptance speech.
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
January 1, 2000
The tame, confused script eventually sinks the film.
January 1, 2000
Focuses on one woman's heartfelt and funny journey in search of what beauty really means.
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
There's so much wrong with Beautiful, we'd have to dedicate an entire section of the newspaper to charting its flaws.
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.
January 1, 2000
The movie is so nasty to its mostly female characters that it feels harshly misogynist.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 1, 2000
Awkward, alternately sour and sappy.
January 1, 2000
This movie wants to have it both ways: to score points against beauty pageants and the cult of feminine beauty in our culture, but also to root for Mona. It doesn't work.
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
January 1, 2000
In a feature directorial debut that never feels like one, Field is as effortless behind a camera as she is in front of one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: D
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
January 1, 2000
Like a pageant contestant who flops in talent but scores well in the inspirational speech, there are elements and nuances that save the movie from total washout.
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
Sally Field's directing is unindictable, but the script and the acting are close to grotesque.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4