Beyond the Sea - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Beyond the Sea Reviews

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Peter Sobczynski
April 12, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 12, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Cole Smithey
April 16, 2009
More than 10-years in the making, the movie is a labor of love from Kevin Spacey, and Kate Bosworth is superb as Darin's charming wife Sandra Dee.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
December 30, 2006
Many people under 40 may not even remember Bobby Darin, let alone know about his remarkable life story. Beyond the Sea may rectify that problem and stand as a wonderful tribute to an amazing talent who left us all too soon.
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 20, 2006
Kevin Spacey's dedication is clear, both in his performance as Darin and in his wonderful direction
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 6, 2005
holds nothing back. When it's time for this admittedly offbeat biography to swing, the exuberance of its director-star washes away a lot of reservations.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
April 6, 2005
Serious moments have softened edges, the film rarely feels heavy. Always interesting and entertaining, but never especially deep and certainly not dark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Huver
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 11, 2005
...this is a film that might -- like Coppola's One From the Heart -- develop something of a cult following
| Original Score: B-
Rob Blackwelder
January 24, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
January 24, 2005
Much like basking in front of your own image, Spacey's Beyond the Sea is a vanity project, albeit one with some interesting layers surrounding it.
Kevin A. Ranson
January 21, 2005
This is the anti-blockbuster, the slow-burning film that tries to be as cool as the man it's about...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 20, 2005
The musical and dance numbers in the film are excellent. The story is compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: B
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 15, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
January 15, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
January 15, 2005
A vastly entertaining vehicle that showcases Spacey's talents as a song-and-dance man as much as it explains Darin's life.
Top Critic
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 14, 2005
Spacey the actor bails out Spacey the director. He's been talking about his abiding love of Darin for quite some time, and he nails Darin in look, deed and buttery croon, making up for many of the film's structural deficiencies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
January 8, 2005
'A film that celebrates a great talent taken away too soon, Beyond the Sea is sure to set your toes tapping.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
January 7, 2005
Darin's life is just a jumping-off point for The Kevin Spacey Show, which would probably stink like hubris were Spacey not such a dazzling, enthusiastic performer.
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