Bella (Beauty) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Bella (Beauty) Reviews

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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 23, 2007
Doesn't seem to have very much plot or purpose, besides being an overly sweet and cute love letter to New York City, but the writing and storytelling just aren't there.
| Original Score: 5/10
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
October 25, 2007
Without a standout performance or a compelling story the entire project is so slight you practically forget you've seen it before it's even over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 23, 2007
I won't spoil it, except to say that it manages to be utterly predictable without making any sense at all.
February 1, 2007
The warm stars can do only so much to humanize a mucky narrative that unavoidably lessens the film's emotional thrust.
October 25, 2007
A Mexican movie in which the outcome is never in doubt, the scenes are endless -- sorry, we meant poetic-- and the false beard on the central character's face looks as though it could use a little extra gum.
October 26, 2007
What are you going to do when your lead actress offers a performance that's as unlikable as the woman she's portraying?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Bella is a movie that wears its bleeding heart on its sleeve and loves its characters to distraction.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 7, 2007
[A] defiantly unsubtle, structurally clunky specimen.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 28, 2007
It's more of a life story than a love story. It's also a story that would play just as well if you waited to see this on the small screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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-
November 9, 2007
Bella is certainly a sweet, life-affirming picture, but it's just not authentic or captivating enough to justify its wildly concocted scenario.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 26, 2007
Its anti-abortion argument is loaded: How many pregnant waitresses discover they've been working alongside a kind, sensitive and handsome former millionaire soccer star with no girlfriend who's happy to become an adoptive father?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 21, 2007
Scored to a relentless mix of Spanish and English pop anthems, cut like a Grudge freak-out, and performed with all the gusto of a Chespirito skit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 3, 2008
Corn smothered in queso, this sentimental hokum sticks in your throat.
Full Review | Original Score: F
October 26, 2007
Eduardo Verastegui sports the most distracting facial hair since that guy in Knocked Up who bet his roommates he wouldn't shave for a year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 9, 2007
It wants to answer the questions it's clearly too timid to ask, but the questions are always so much more interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 25, 2007
In his feature directorial debut, Alejandro Monteverde hits the mark as often as he misses it, but the film's problems linger longer than its successes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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