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Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream Reviews

Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream

Overview


Genre :

Documentary, Music

Release Date :

February 16, 2013 (TV Premiere)

Director :

Beyonce Knowles

Starring :

Beyonce Knowles

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

“..will be disappointed to find that 90 minutes of the film pass without much happening that we didn't already know..”
by Carrie Battan [Pitchfork]
“..the project is mostly just a fleeting glimpse, which is ultimately a disappointment..”
by Hank Stuever [Washington Post]
“..stylish and utterly opaque film that comes off less as an autobiography than a song-and-dance defense brief..”
by Alessandra Stanley [New York Times]
2 of 4

“..old home videos show that Beyonce always has been a star, but instead of sharing some honest feelings with us, she sticks to hokey platitudes like, "My feelings get hurt like anyone else"..”
by Curt Wagner [RedEye]
“..casual viewers will most likely glean the same sense of the superstar's life as one might from a magazine feature. But for serious fans of the fiercely private superstar, this remains a window into her life..”
by Gerrick D. Kennedy [Los Angeles Times]
“..a film that sells itself as a candid self-portrait ends up revealing not much at all..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
Reviewed by Terri Schwartz [Zap2It]

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