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Stage Beauty Reviews

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January 10, 2018
Stage Beauty... has a lot going for it. Richard Eyre's spritely direction helps hide the holes in the plot, creating a vivid, raucous, underworld London of transvestites, whores and pickpockets, some played by a terrific supporting cast.
November 1, 2007
It's a marvelous premise, and Crudup's serpentine performance has a venomous grace. But Jeffrey Hatcher's screenplay too often sacrifices psychological insight for bogus theatricality.
May 4, 2005
Danes, as usual, overplays her character's every emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 17, 2005
"Stage Beauty" has the grace and charm of a great play. It has its acts, its drama and its comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 11, 2005
A vapid confection.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 11, 2005
A promisingly playful piece that turns out to be more interested in pleasing the general audience rather than its own heart.
January 25, 2005
It's Crudup's performance that takes the film from being dull and stage-like to exhilarating and entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 21, 2005
This is one of those roles that actors kill for, and Cruddup hits it out of the park.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 12, 2005
...the kind of picture that comes with challenges but is not afraid to meet them - or indeed, overcome them - head on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 5, 2005
Handles provocative issues of sexuality and gender with intelligence and grace
January 4, 2005
Stage Beauty pretends to be a celebration of acting, but in fact it's saying you'll be happiest if you go through life playing the most conventional role you can find.
December 27, 2004
... questions of sexual identity eventually take a subordinate position to a more obvious story about the origins of method acting.
Read More | Original Score: B-
November 27, 2004
It never amounts to more than middlebrow theater fare.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 14, 2004
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Full Review | Original Score: C
November 13, 2004
A droll, tart-tongued film, brimming with comic and dramatic possibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 12, 2004
All too often, this period comedy-drama takes itself far too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 12, 2004
While the names and places are authentic, the byplay between Kynaston and Maria is not.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 11, 2004
The attraction to Stage Beauty is that it is just as much a campy comedy as it is an elegant drama.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 9, 2004
A movie that recognizes the poetry in both Shakespeare and Benny Hill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 8, 2004
Kudos for at least working Claire Danes' glaringly limited abilities into the storyline. Now if they could only do something about the sophomoric script and nasty mysogyny...
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