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Bee Season Reviews

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September 8, 2006
Words and letters may hold all the secrets of the universe, but 104 minutes wasn't enough to hold and resolve all the secrets and mysteries of Bee Season.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 21, 2006
Perhaps the film's disparate subplots are given due attention in the book, but it all feels unfocused and jammed together here.
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February 4, 2006
A well-told, enjoyable and insightful film, but its not necessarily as revelatory as its makers seem to think.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 22, 2005
Os dez minutos finais de projeção parecem pertencer a um outro filme. Bem ruim, por sinal.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 8, 2005
Something like a dream Madonna might've had while she nodded off during Spellbound...
December 6, 2005
We're knee-deep in tastefully presented balderdash.
December 6, 2005
This is second-rate Hallström, drama plus whimsy that, when rubbed together, creates not friction and fire, but a nubbing-down of both elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 6, 2005
A visual feast, but a spiritual famine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2005
No, Bee Season is just plain awful. That's right, awful, A-W-F-U-L, awful, and if that doesn't spell out my feelings succinctly I don't know what will.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 6, 2005
...sneaks up on you starting as a family drama and tells that story in the guise of a religious thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2005
A tiresome piece of claptrap masquerading as family drama.
December 6, 2005
This aloof, often cold drama may be too cerebral for its own good, as it fails to explain some of its more mystical elements.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2005
The premise is intriguing, but the oddly toned screenplay is a mostly opaque and convoluted string of dramatically convenient yet inconsistent assumptions.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 2, 2005
Here's an unusual but sweet little drama about a dysfunctional family.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
December 1, 2005
Family dysfunctions, spellings bees, spiritual enlightenment--Bee Season definitely has an odd lot of things going on. But this family drama somehow draws you into its weird little realm and holds you there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 1, 2005
Very worth 'going with' for both the things it has to say and the bold ways in which it says them.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
November 29, 2005
For the sake of variety, we need more spirituality in the movies, which is why the very existence of Bee Season is a blessing even if its haphazardness makes it something of a curse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 28, 2005
fragmented, a film with several provocative ideas and a few strong scenes but no sense of fulfillment and considerably less emotional impact than it should have.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 28, 2005
Intriguingly, it can be viewed as a thrill-less update of a Val Lewton thriller... It asks the viewer to decide whether its characters are crazy, cursed or blessed as they encourage the incursion of the supernatural into their lives.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 25, 2005
McGehee and Siegel have never met a mundane event they couldn't turn into an epiphany.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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