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March 18, 2018
The spiritualism of Beatriz was not bigger then dinner 's menu, an fortunately. The fight is eternal ...
March 17, 2018
This is a jewel of a film worthy ow study and an insult to be considered a comedy. Beatriz is first presented as. a saint and lLithgow as a devil. Toward the end, Beatriz discovers the evil within her own tears and thoughts, while Lithgow remains true to a philosophy of forbearance and enjoyment of life. One is reminded of Alan Watts and Buddhist sages:: there is nothing to be done about the evils of the world except to recognize them and lean toward the light. This is not a comedy: it''s a life lesson.
February 19, 2018
This is a food-for-thought movie, hardly a 'comedy.' I give it five stars for the content, the acting, the theme.
½ February 13, 2018
Long fullshoots of the main character. Good start, terrible conclusion. Lot of lost ties.
February 10, 2018
"Beatriz at Dinner" may be too on the nose at points, but Salma Hayek gives a solid performance in the title role that rises above the movie's faults.
February 4, 2018
It had promise but the self-righteous, save the planet, reiki, new wave bullshit mumbo jumbo from Beatriz actually made you hate her more than the white billionaires in the movie.
½ January 28, 2018
Simple premise with an outstanding job from Salma Hayek in the lead role. Lithgow does a fine job as a very dislikeable real estate mogul. I felt like there could have been more added or done with this and the finale didn't make much sense at all. Slightly better than meh.
January 18, 2018
This is a totally boring movie dominated by endless dialogue and an implausible ending. The movie is a lame attempt to dramatize how the wealthy treat others with a mixture of condescension, disdain and abuse.. Salma Hayek is unconvincing in her role as the downtrodden and John Lithgow is tedious and dull in his role as the unrepentant and abusive capitalist.
½ December 30, 2017
The atmosphere of tension and discomfort - generated by the fierce interplay between Salma Hayek and John Lithgow - is extremely timely and social relevant, but the path of idealism and spirituality the film takes proves to be somewhat dull.
December 30, 2017
Hayek is brilliant. Britton and Lithgow are fine.
December 26, 2017
Inner conflicts are a bitch as Beatriz comes to find out.Two fine performances help this movie at its center and damn I wonder what ever happened to that penned up goat?
½ December 19, 2017
Surprisingly interesting (other than the most annoying dinner guest ever).
December 17, 2017
This is a brilliant film about the deep depression caused by the incredible, mindless greedy and self-involved people in the world, and deleterious effects it has on the thinking, and spiritually responsible of the world. It is a reflection of what so many humans go through globally on a daily basis as greed destroys health care and health, environment, countries, women, children, the ability to feed, clothe and educate ourselves, all for the sake of the pleasures of a small number of privileged monsters. Lithgow is a mega monster, while the other dinner guests are the ignorant, clueless, equally soul-less demi-monsters, whose presence and actions cause the increasingly depressed and exhausted Beatriz to slowly unhinge with every moment, every sip and every pull of smoke.

It is a mirror of the world at this point in time, and in the US on many fronts politically, spiritually, emotionally and more, yet most US Americans are too slow to understand the bigger picture and true effect of what is happening, much like the other dinner guests. Yet at this moment there is an epidemic of women just plain and simply not waking up due to the repeated rapes they have suffered in the name of war and political gain, and people are gunning down others in places of worship and schools out of the sheer frustration caused by the Lithgows of the world taking everything from everyone on a continuous basis, like the pharmaceutical companies, the AMA, politicians, destructive food producers and the list goes on and on, all so that they can feed the self-aggrandizing greed monster that runs them. It is a horror and a nightmare, and it has nothing to do with liberalism or conservatism, it is all a crisis of spiritual grounding, and the exhausted "aware" are dropping by the wayside in droves, too depressed to carry on. Hayek was brilliant, as was this statement on the evil of the world simply pushing the rest of the world into emotional chaos, with no governing system to stop themselves, and requiring the will of the few to resist their constant barrage of evil. Well done. My preference, though even more unrealistic (not that the film was trying for realism, but for an interpretation of the collective despair) would have been for Lithgow to have been pushed off a boat in the middle of the ocean among a school of sharks, but that's a different story.

We are living in a world of Idiocracy, but it ain't funny, and since only a few were pro wrestlers like Commancho, many won't have the continued strength to fight a mindless evil that knows no bounds.
December 12, 2017
The white middle class hates this film, and we know why.
December 9, 2017
I would give this zero stars if possible. And to call it a comedy is criminal...
November 29, 2017
Very cool film because of it's strong and clear message, without telling you how to interpret it. John Lithgow's best film acting that I have seen. Why we should reconsider ethical consumerism. How having morals makes a difference. And why boundaries are and are not important (social etiquette). It's worth seeing if you like more than pure entertainment from the films you watch -like me.
November 22, 2017
This is a terrible movie! Not a comedy at all, not a single laugh to be had. Depressing and pointless, despite good performances from Hayek and Lithgow. Really just a terrible movie all around.
November 22, 2017
Preachy, cliched, cartoonish throughout with an especially bad ending. Other than that, it's great.
½ November 20, 2017
Beatriz at dinner is a boring and vulgar movie, that despite its ensemble cast, doesn't convince because of the lack of originality and of unpredictability that make it worthless.
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