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Beauty and the Beast Reviews

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March 17, 2017
Beauty and the Beast lacks both the charm and the aesthetic splendor of its predecessor; it's a meaningless and empty remake that, for the most part, just poorly mimics the original's iconic scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 3, 2017
A quarter century has passed since we saw Disney's Belle fall for the Beast; today, the message that behind every rough man is a charming prince (sorry, Emma) is regressive, if not lethal.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 9, 2017
While the CGI extravagances are amazing and the human elements show promise, they never work together to create something noteworthy and original.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 3, 2017
Many will allow themselves to get swept away in Beauty and the Beast's tide of nostalgia. Just know that there isn't much depth below that shiny surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 16, 2017
From the very start, audiences who come to the live-action Beauty and the Beast with the 1991 version in their heads will be thrown.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 3, 2017
There's an emotional detachment at its core that renders it an innocuously serviceable live-action remake.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 3, 2017
Bill Condon didn't have to stay slavishly devoted to the 1991 film, but most of alterations and changes don't make his version feel fresh. They feel like they're grasping for relevancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 22, 2017
A film where everything shines a lot and looks dazzling, but just in the outside. [Full review in Spanish]
March 17, 2017
It's sumptuously designed, has some catchy tunes and an A-list cast voicing anthropomorphic household appliances. Still, Disney's live-action remake of its 1991 animated feature is, by and large, underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 14, 2017
'Beauty and the Beast' doesn't confirm our worst omens but isn't even close to the level of the wonderful animated film - my second favorite Disney Classic. [Full review in Spanish]
March 15, 2017
This Beauty and the Beast is no Cocteau twin . . .
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 3, 2017
At its worst, the new film is visually overcooked, lacking the focus, pop, and emotional brevity of its inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 16, 2017
Probably the biggest flaw is that Beauty clocks in at a beastly 2:09 runtime, and it sometimes finds itself lumbering as a result.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2017
Ian McKellan makes a fine, melancholy Cogsworth the clock, but the rest of the enchanted servants come off hammy and campy, while Kevin Kline seems lost as Belle's father and Luke Evans turns alpha male Gaston into a bigger cartoon than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 23, 2017
Beauty and the Beast is passable family entertainment but its necessity remains questionable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 24, 2017
It's a high-gloss recycle job, designed to do nothing more than massage your nostalgia sensors for two interminable hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 3, 2017
Condon took a star-studded cast, a dizzying budget, and a tale as old as time, and instead of manifesting a magical remake, delivers a lackluster re-enactment.
March 3, 2017
If only Beauty and the Beast were just a collection of stills, like a fancy Annie Leibowitz spread for some glossy quarterly edition of Disney Adventures. Unfortunately, it's over two hours long.
March 9, 2017
This Beauty And The Beast is no match at all for the animated classic. And Miss Watson is a Belle who fails to chime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2017
Disney has ripped a jewel out of its casing and set it in something far more elaborate; the effect is garish rather than nostalgic, frustrating rather than memorable.
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