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The Beach Reviews

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April 6, 2010
A narrative that tries to juggle thriller elements, tons of pop culture imagery, and way too much philosophical baggage.
March 31, 2008
The Beach is nothing to write home about, though the landscapes are ravishing. The movie itself is neither fish nor fowl.
July 23, 2007
A mad assemblage of earlier, better bungle-in-the-jungle stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 24, 2005
By attempting to combine elements of mystery, adventure, action and romance, 'The Beach' becomes too jumbled to follow with much interest.
March 28, 2005
A brilliant example of changing the material to suit the medium without losing the message.
June 23, 2003
While it thumped along, I had plenty of time to ponder the other and better movies that it reminded me of.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 17, 2003
Three-fifths of a great movie sunk by a crucial tonal misstep. A cross between Lord of the Flies, Swiss Family Robinson and Apocalypse Now.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 8, 2003
...Riddled with bizarre contrivances and unlikely scenarios.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2002
The film equivalent of eating one of those circular rice wafer things that taste like nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 2, 2002
In pitching for the mass market, Boyle's film has allowed itself to be rebranded as a Hollywood star vehicle, a cynical assemblage that is never more than the sum of its market-researched parts.
October 15, 2002
Boyle takes a seriously wrong turn in the closing third of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 5, 2002
As it stands, the film is competent enough to be bearable, but not enough to hammer home any points of interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 31, 2002
Ao aceitar protagonizar esta produção, DiCaprio comprova ser um artista que ambiciona mais do que ser apenas um milionário sem nada de inteligente para mostrar no currículo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 3, 2002
It doesn't really come off, but it's an admirably ambitious, and mostly very engaging, coming-of-age adventure that apes the spirit of Joseph Conrad.
Read More | Original Score: B-
March 22, 2002
Ultimately, it seems more bland than bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 13, 2002
As many spiritual teachers have warned: if you do not want pain, don't only seek pleasure.
May 11, 2001
The Beach, designed to provoke audiences, stops for too many Hollywood moments to get the job done.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 17, 2001
The glimpses of paradise are so intoxicating that it's easy to ignore the cliches and enjoy the drama anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: short
February 27, 2001
a deeply flawed adventure film with heavy themes about the fragile nature of paradise
| Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The Beach is not a terrible movie, just an insubstantial one.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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