Bee Season - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Bee Season Reviews

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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
November 23, 2005
[A] pretentious family-in-crisis drama ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 10, 2005
Here's a spelling word for you: fatuous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
November 22, 2005
There's no shortage of material on the screen in Bee Season -- it's just not assembled in a satisfying manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 13, 2005
Results less in an intense psychological portrait of a family crisis than a baffling puzzle where cause and effect are never firmly established.
November 14, 2005
It got waylaid.
November 17, 2005
There is a lot of smug mysticism masquerading as universal truth in Bee Season. It's a movie so confident it's being meaningful that it forgot to include any actual meaning.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 19, 2005
Sullen nine-year-old experiences God through spelling. The other story is of a marriage in crisis. Neither one makes any sense.
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September 6, 2005
The film is ice cold, never finding a way to invite the viewer into the story.
November 11, 2005
Bee Season can spell strongylid but it doesn't know the definition of tension.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 11, 2005
So intent is the film on finding symbols and magic in anything and everything, it forgets that flesh-and-blood humans are waiting on screen and off for something to really care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2005
The psychological aspects of this 'dysfunctional perfect family' saga fizzle on the screen. Do yourself a favor: read the book. I did - after seeing the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 11, 2005
What was appealing and understandably reserved in print is practically glum on screen.
Full Review | Original Score: '2/5'
November 17, 2005
This well-meaning mistake gets lost in the metaphors.
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 22, 2005
Os dez minutos finais de projeção parecem pertencer a um outro filme. Bem ruim, por sinal.
| Original Score: 3/5
November 10, 2005
Bee Season buzzes with a reverence for the spiritual potential of language, but strands its characters at an irritating loss for words.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 11, 2005
I don't know whether Gere, an avowed Buddhist, took this role to embarrass kabbala faddists like Madonna and Ashton Kutcher, or to see if he could pass for Jewish -- and a scholar! It's a lost cause, in any case.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 11, 2005
Bee Season ... goes vaguely out of focus from the beginning.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
November 18, 2005
Over the years this actor has become a beguiling silver fox, trickier than he seems, but [Gere] still doesn't have the psychic weight to pull off a role like Saul.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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