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The Beach Reviews

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January 1, 2000
A seriously confused film that makes three or four passes at being a better one and doesn't complete any of them.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The last 40 minutes aren't merely dissatisfying -- they're virtually unbearable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A big part of the problem with The Beach is that most of its characters are so thinly developed, their behavior feels completely arbitrary.
October 30, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 4/10
January 1, 2000
Its narrative waters become rather muddy in the late going, and its currents finally don't run very deep.
July 23, 2007
A mad assemblage of earlier, better bungle-in-the-jungle stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
January 1, 2000
It will likely appeal to moviegoers more interested in scenery than substance.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 11, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
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
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
January 1, 2000
An utterly common and uninvolving amalgam of paradise photography, detached pop psychology and watered-down danger.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
...a cross between The Blue Lagoon and Lord of the Flies, with a whole lot less going on than meets the eye.
Read More | Original Score: 4/10
January 1, 2000
It was just too bad that the story didn't have more weight, or should I say some weight.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 24, 2005
By attempting to combine elements of mystery, adventure, action and romance, 'The Beach' becomes too jumbled to follow with much interest.
January 1, 2000
The Beach is not a terrible movie, just an insubstantial one.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Structured for an audience more familiar with MTV's Road Rules than with Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
DiCaprio has shifted from giving performance -- and often good performance -- to giving persona, and The Beach is nothing if not a vehicle engineered for that shift.
January 1, 2000
Murky, pretentious and torturously inert.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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