Beats Reviews

June 26, 2020
If "Beats" slows down on its way to the rave, it makes up for that and then some when it finally gets there.
June 26, 2020
Welsh's frequently funny and moving Beats accomplishes a lot in its seemingly simple story of a fragile friendship.
June 25, 2020
This tender, detail-filled movie lives for the moment.
June 24, 2020
The movie is predictable at times, but also winning, with a thumping soundtrack and smartly written characters.
February 19, 2020
Welsh has delivered a compelling snapshot of an era and captured a moment in life when friendship is at its most sustaining.
May 21, 2019
Funny, as well as emotionally rewarding.
May 17, 2019
The script, adapted by Welsh and Kieran Hurley from Hurley's play, is especially good on the preciousness and subjectivity of cultural experience.
May 16, 2019
Compared with Mia Hansen-Løve's resonant French house drama Eden, or Michael Winterbottom's kaleidoscopic 24 Hour Party People, these beats sound tinny.
May 15, 2019
We are supposed to feel sympathy for the victims, and we do.
May 13, 2019
It's miraculously authentic - the pill-popping centrepiece is the heavenly answer to the LSD hell of Gaspar Noé's 'Climax'.
March 4, 2019
Above all this is a moving examination of two young men whose bond is strengthened through their shared love of music.
February 5, 2019
[A]n infectiously enjoyable slice of knockabout nostalgia that wears its Trainspotting heritage proudly on its rough-edged tartan sleeve.
Top Critic
January 31, 2019
Playing things with just the right blend of dopey naivete and doleful self-awareness, Ortega and Macdonald are an endearing double act: the former a sweet, anxious straight man to the latter's gangly comic exclamation mark.