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Bella (Beauty) Reviews

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November 9, 2007
Bella expends so much effort hiding its agenda that it doesn't have time to give us a story until the very end.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 9, 2007
...it's a movie that touches the heart, even if it has its narrative problems.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 9, 2007
While Alejandro Gomez Monteverde's film has its heart in the right place, its effectiveness is ultimately hampered by its awkward and maudlin execution.
November 7, 2007
[A] defiantly unsubtle, structurally clunky specimen.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 30, 2007
'Bella' is a good beginning for Monteverde. He exhibits the making of an excellent director. This film is not quite there yet, but it's close.
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October 30, 2007
The movie works because we care about all the characters, especially with writing that rings true, not maudlin.
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October 26, 2007
An inspirational drama about a loving and compassionate man who gives a troubled and lonely woman a new lease on life with a selfless act of kindness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 26, 2007
Bella is a movie that wears its bleeding heart on its sleeve and loves its characters to distraction.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 26, 2007
The film never takes direct issue with a woman's right to choose.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 26, 2007
A tearjerker that earns its sobs with heartfelt emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 26, 2007
Cynics need not apply, but I found Bella a real heart tugger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 26, 2007
The film creates characters who are so relentlessly thoughtful and attractive that it's hard to worry about their problems, even at the outset.
October 26, 2007
An engaging failure, an inversion of some New York movie clichés, a sweet if incomplete movie about love with the proper stranger in the city that never sleeps.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 26, 2007
Bella, insubstantial and trite, is as forgettable as a movie can be.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 26, 2007
Crudely made tear-jerker.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 26, 2007
A little too safe and tentative.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 26, 2007
Writer-director Alejandro Gómez Monteverde brings to his feature debut a warmth and charity that offsets some of the script's more obvious devices.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 26, 2007
A barely disguised anti-abortion tract, Bella is simple-minded, heavy-handed and as subtle as a gorilla in a tutu.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 26, 2007
Confessional moments and life lessons pop up around every corner as the movie swaps reality for old-fashioned melodrama. The movie defies logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 26, 2007
A sweet, life-affirming picture, but it's just not authentic or captivating enough to justify its wildly concocted scenario.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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