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Beloved Reviews

September 14, 2012
Characters traipse around city streets singing 60s-style pop tunes in this ungainly, overconceived musical.
September 13, 2012
Honoré's a genuinely gifted eccentric of a filmmaker, but on the evidence of "Beloved," he could use a nap.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 13, 2012
The plot of "Beloved," I'm afraid, may try your patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 7, 2012
Somehow manages to feel sprawling and epic, while at the same time presenting an intimately observed view of two women's love lives.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 30, 2012
Skips around the decades, taking a minimalist approach to history - mostly by demonstrating how recent traumatic events have inconvenienced the love lives of its central characters.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 30, 2012
It's a film full of turbulence and passion, as a mother and daughter embark on their separate journeys - their pasts and futures, their happiness and sorrow, intertwined.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 17, 2012
Lung cancer, coronary thrombosis and French pop music: Two of these things will kill you, but the third will make you wish you were dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 16, 2012
"Beloved" has a big spirit and, somewhere along the line, it becomes a big film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 16, 2012
"Beloved" is both broody and bright, steeped in amour in all its Gallic permutations - mad, destined, unrequited, sustaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 16, 2012
"Beloved" is at once whimsical and heartfelt, alive to the absurdity and perversity of amorous behavior and also to the gravity and intensity of human emotions.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
August 16, 2012
This stylish film is enormous fun, whirling and warbling across four decades of amour.
August 16, 2012
Beloved is a tenderly sincere musical that celebrates love even as it acknowledges the ways in which it can sometimes lead to tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 14, 2012
"Your charm is quickly fading," quips one character to another. You'd think she was speaking to someone behind the camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 14, 2012
A sprawling mess of multiple romantic triangles in which all the angles are obtuse.
June 11, 2012
Honoré's heartbreaking, gloriously directed and performed musical suggests that this most hipsterish and Parisian of French filmmakers is best when he sets his stories to song.
May 9, 2012
The early scenes with Sagnier have real verve, and Honoré handles his first few shifts in time well, but ennui sets in with yet another chapter bringing songs of decreasing quality and events of increasing tiresomeness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 23, 2012
The carefree love life of a 1960s French mother is daringly juxtaposed with the amorous travails of her daughter several decades later in Beloved.