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Beauty and the Beast

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

February 12, 2014 (France)

Director :

Christophe Gans

Starring :

Vincent Cassel, Lea Seydoux, Eduardo Noriega, Andre Dussollier, Audrey Lamy, Myriam Charleins, Sara Giraudeau, Nicolas Gob, Louka Meliava

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..sadly, Christophe Gans and co-writer Sandra Vo-Ahn sacrifice story for visual spectacle..”
by Shelagh M. Rowan-Legg [TwitchFilm]
“..overblown and unconvincing, this update of the French fairy tale has some choice moments, but mostly bites the dust..”
by Jordan Mintzer [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : D

“..crushingly boring..”
by Jessica Kiang [The Playlist]
“..Beauty and the Beast is an entertaining film for a family-outing, but not one that comes remotely close to the genius of Cocteau's classic..”
by Judith Prescott [frenchcinemareview.com]
Reviewed by Anne Billson [Multiglom]
Reviewed by Guy Lodge [Variety]

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