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Beauty and the Beast Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
February 23, 2012
A lovely film that ranks with the best of Disney's animated classics.
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
February 11, 2012
I admit it: I wrote this more than 20 years ago. But, like " Beauty and the Beast" itself, I think it stands the test of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
January 30, 2012
Disney, please understand ... what people are actually showing up for ... they just want to see classic Disney on the big screen. The 3D is incidental.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
January 20, 2012
Disney's gorgeous 1991 animated version of the classic fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast" gets the same 3D treatment that was recently given to "The Lion King."
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
January 16, 2012
Watching this in a theater definitely makes it feel less like a "cartoon" and more like a significant film. Cogsworth poking Le Fou in the butt with a sword aside.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com
January 14, 2012
One of the brightest jewels in Disney's crown, Beauty and the Beast's 3D reissue takes nothing away and makes the film's brilliance even easier to appreciate; the movie is more beautiful and timeless than it ever was.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine
January 13, 2012
Beauty and the Beast is just as enchanting 20 years after its initial release.
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
January 13, 2012
The apex of an art form, a justly celebrated classic, and the best animated movie of any sort ever put on screen at any time.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
January 13, 2012
The lines have begun to show in Belle's tale, which remains enjoyable but feels more like a quaint artifact than the masterpiece it once was declared to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 13, 2012
Both TANGLED EVER AFTER and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST are sure to enthrall audiences everywhere, even if the 3D doesn't really add much of anything to this animated classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
January 13, 2012
A serviceable version of a classic fairy tale minus that crucial touch of magic.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
January 13, 2012
What you gain in an extra, faked dimension you lose in lively, genuine beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 13, 2012
The set pieces are narcotically pleasing, especially the Busby Berkeley-style dancing-kitchenware spectacular, "Be Our Guest," and the romantic ballroom centerpiece that brings Beauty and her Beast together.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
January 13, 2012
It's less a whole new experience than a slightly different one and the main reason for seeing it isn't the newly immersive effects but the profound awesomeness of the original movie. It still gets you.
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
January 13, 2012
The 3-D pops out to enhance the drama or energy of scenes in which settings are large and integral to the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Richard Ouzounian
Toronto Star
January 12, 2012
Some youthful memories are better not revisited, but this definitely isn't one of them. Sometimes you can go home again.
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
January 12, 2012
And it is a joy to revisit the timeless pleasures of traditional Disney storytelling, with no attempts to add sizzle from celebrity voice talent or radio-friendly pop songs.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
January 12, 2012
3D doesn't downplay the inherent artistry of the effort, but it doesn't enhance anything outside of ticket prices.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Todd Gilchrist
Boxoffice Magazine
January 12, 2012
Beauty and the Beast looks beautiful and is sure to entertain, but this experience is superfluous at best-it was already a three-dimensional story long before these new technics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine
January 11, 2012
Better remembered than seen, Beauty and the Beast has been treated unkindly not just by the years that have passed since it was released to enormous acclaim in 1991, but by a faddish 3D conversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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