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Beauty and the Beast Reviews

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January 1, 2000
The scenes, characters and songs attempt to duplicate the success of Mermaid all too obviously.
August 23, 2002
The tale's as old as time, but Beauty and the Beast has gotten somewhat banal.
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August 17, 2002
It's academic Pop Art, overblown but zestless, a cartoon cathedral with all the spiritual feeling of a Little Golden Book.
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
October 24, 2002
She falls for a hot-tempered manimal, but is it any coincidence that he showers her with gifts the whole time?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 16, 2003
Belle is so decidedly positive in every regard, so simplistically shaped to meet the desires of all audience members (both dreamy little girls and feminist objectors), that she ultimately fails as a character
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 13, 2012
A serviceable version of a classic fairy tale minus that crucial touch of magic.
September 28, 2017
It's a drama, musical, comedy and romance all wrapped into one and done better than most live action films to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 20, 2013
It is a wondrous love story unsparing in its sentiment.
September 21, 2016
Beauty and the Beast remains one of Disney's very best animated masterpieces. Featuring a timeless story, memorable characters, and beautiful music, it's an unforgettable film that has been admired by millions of fans for the last 25 years.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 30, 2013
Remains as wondrous and beautiful as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.0/5
November 20, 2013
Once again, love will redeem the beast, and Beauty's dancing clocks and singing teacups will blend marvelously with the tintinnabulation of bells this holiday season.
May 3, 2012
Unsubtle perhaps, but never fails to hit the right notes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 12, 2012
Some youthful memories are better not revisited, but this definitely isn't one of them. Sometimes you can go home again.
November 6, 2002
The entrancing, enthralling Beauty and the Beast remains a true cinematic treat.
January 1, 2011
The ultimate makeover story has strong, positive messages.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 23, 2017
Beauty & The Beast broke new ground while recapturing the spirit of Disney traditionalism.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 13, 2012
Beauty and the Beast is just as enchanting 20 years after its initial release.
March 23, 2012
The greatest animated film ever made and one of the screen's great musicals hardly needs this (3D) sort of sprucing up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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
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