The Beach Reviews

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October 2, 2020
You'd probably call it a strange brew of Fantasy Island, Apocalypse Now and Lord of the Flies. But whatever it is, it certainly is an intriguing and utterly watchable concoction.
August 7, 2008
March 31, 2008
The Beach is nothing to write home about, though the landscapes are ravishing. The movie itself is neither fish nor fowl.
March 28, 2005
A brilliant example of changing the material to suit the medium without losing the message.
October 30, 2002
May 31, 2002
Ao aceitar protagonizar esta produo, DiCaprio comprova ser um artista que ambiciona mais do que ser apenas um milionrio sem nada de inteligente para mostrar no currculo.
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.
March 13, 2002
As many spiritual teachers have warned: if you do not want pain, don't only seek pleasure.
April 17, 2001
The glimpses of paradise are so intoxicating that it's easy to ignore the cliches and enjoy the drama anyway.
January 1, 2000
The Beach looks and sounds fantastic.
January 1, 2000
Well paced, acted and filmed, always interesting, with only a few sticky moments and rough end.
January 1, 2000
DiCaprio especially is to be congratulated. He proves once again he's more than just another pretty face.
January 1, 2000
Worth spending a little time on.
January 1, 2000
Despite a flat finale and some laughable hypothesizing about pursuits of liberty, the movie has its own addictive elements: well-used electronica, Darius Khondji's photography and the nonstop charisma of its star.
January 1, 2000
The Beach taps into something powerful that can't be overwhelmed by individual moments of silliness.
January 1, 2000
DiCaprio's teen idol status may be the primary reason he gets so much ink in the press now, but his talent will keep his name in the memory for years to come.
January 1, 2000
Boyle manages to heighten the impact of The Beach with visceral imagery, high-energy cutting and sharp-edged social commentary.
January 1, 2000
Leo is surprisingly masculine, charming and effective in this stylish, gorgeous, but clumsily structured Nintendo-generation update of Lord of the Flies.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
The Beach never really strays from the commercial track while exploring its inhabitants' hopes and fears, but considering that we in the audience can take it in without getting sand on overheated feet makes the experience a worthy one.
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