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Fundamentally misguided, poorly written, and badly acted, Beastly adds little to the legacy of its timeless source material. Read critic reviews

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After a spurned classmate curses him, a teen will be forever ugly unless he finds love.

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    February 18, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Beauty And The Beast except with the lusty, gothic menace that makes that story interesting replaced by moany teenagers and crap acoustic guitar music. Or, in short, Dawson's Freak.

    April 24, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • 'Beastly' is a special brand of hogwash: a fairy tale that preaches inner beauty while refusing to obscure the looks of its doomed hero.

    April 20, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • In every aspect, from story to tone to characterization to visual aesthetic, it's laughably perfunctory, as though everyone involved were too embarrassed to give it more than a half-ironic token effort.

    April 4, 2011 | Rating: D- | Full Review…
  • Beneath it all, however, is a movie with a good heart.

    March 25, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This is Beauty and the Beast for the Twilight generation; they've paid for abs and sparkles, and they insist on getting their money's worth.

    March 9, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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  • Sep 26, 2016
    A bloke has a curse placed on him where he learns that instead of being mean, he can be creepy. Absolutely nobody on the planet would behave like a single one of these characters, and if that weren't the case, this movie would still suck. Gets the extra star for LisaGay Hamilton & Neil Patrick Harris who, though still ridiculous, are at least endearing. (Also he's way hotter as The Beast).
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 01, 2013
    A bland adaptation of a timeless literary classic. Still, Alex Pettyfer was so hot.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Nov 11, 2012
    Another film that appears to have been snatched out of the pages of a high school girl's journal. Immature characters with vapid character development -- which is particularly problematic when teenage character development is the whole point of the film. And that Olsen girl?! Awful! Stick to lunch pail modeling, Mary Kate!
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2012
    So awful. The championing of superficial qualities in the script is overbearing and cliche, even for high school students. Alex Pettyfer is just a pretty face, and Vanessa Hudgens is so hipsterly twee.
    Alice S Super Reviewer

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