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Beauty and the Beast Reviews

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February 22, 2018
A lot of this movie feels like more, but not necessarily better. It just feels like extra.
December 8, 2017
Unfortunately, the more "real" the movie tries to make everything appear, the harder it becomes to ignore that the necessity to their falling in love isn't particularly romantic
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 10, 2017
It's all ups and downs and I can't emphasize enough that the Beast is a horrifying pile of animated taxidermy.
August 21, 2017
The one unforgivable flaw of resurrecting Beauty and the Beast in 2017 is that we've already had another movie handle the monster love story better. It's called Shrek.
June 13, 2017
It's just a straightforward retelling of the original, with a few cosmetic changes tacked on to make it look like something else.
November 19, 2017
Its misguided attempts to secure Best Original Song nominations bloat like a puffer fish, turning a swift 90-minute movie into a cumbersome two-hour snoozefest.
March 16, 2017
While Beauty and the Beast is beautiful to look at and absolutely has its moments, you'll most likely leave wishing you'd seen the animated version again instead.
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 16, 2017
Beauty and the Beast is an obsessively loyal adaptation. Unfortunately, some things just don't work as well in live action.
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
August 10, 2017
The live-action remake of the 1991 Disney classic hits all the right nostalgic notes - if only it dared to take a few more risks.
July 23, 2017
It is a live-action remake that is so faithful to the original film that one cannot help but question why it exists at all.
Full Review | Original Score: Not Recommended
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+
April 5, 2017
The teapot emoji still sings as the lovers waltz, the Beast still gifts Belle with an infinite library, and everyone gets a happily ever after, with much charm along the way. It's just that remaking a tale as old as time is bittersweet and strange.
April 7, 2017
An adaptation that is charming at times but that doesn't manage to capture the same magic of the animated version. [Full review in Spanish]
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]
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