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Beastly

Overview


Genre :

Romance, Drama

Release Date :

March 04, 2011

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Daniel Barnz

Starring :

Vanessa Hudgens, Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen, Neil Patrick Harris, Peter Krause, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Erik Knudsen, Dakota Johnson

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 4

“..witty, warm, well-cast and often wickedly funny..”
by Roger Moore [Orlando Sentinel]
“..this is the kind of cornball entertainment that rainy afternoons were made for..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
1.5 of 5

“..there isn't a single enlightening, charming, clever, original, or remotely engaging element..”
by Jason McKiernan [Filmcritic.com]
1 of 4

“..the fantasy "Beastly" peddles isn't dissimilar..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
1 of 4

“..provides the bulk of the entertainment..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
1.5 of 4

“..offers a thoroughly dopey..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
“..is strangely earthbound..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
2.5 of 5

“..is funnier, sharper and sweeter than expected-at least good enough to meet its low expectations..”
by Amy Nicholson [Boxoffice Magazine]
2 of 4

“..is Beauty and the Beast for the Twilight generation..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..is a sly and pleasant-enough..”
by Mark Olsen [LA Times]
1.5 of 4

“..has none of the charm of the Disney animated version..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..gets too soppy in the home stretch..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]
“..defies some serious odds in moviemaking..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
“..corny attempt at fairy-tale interpretation..”
by Nick Schager [Village Voice]
“..a sweet film - a modern riff..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]
“..a brain-dead update of the classic fairy tale..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]

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