Rare Beasts Reviews

  • Rare Beasts
    • Genre : Drama,Comedy,Romance
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 87 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Brainstorm Media
    • Official Site : https://www.singerstudios.co.uk/works/rare-beasts/
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  • while the film's ideas have been explored before in British comedy, Billie Piper's creation has a particularly frantic and self-consciously confrontational quality
    3 of 5 by Clarisse Loughrey [Independent (UK) ]
  • via this dark comedy, Billie Piper invites us to inspect every inch of her lovely self. The resulting strip-tease is original, intense, sporadically funny and makes fantastic use of the whole cast (including Lily James, as a radiantly bezonkers bride)
    4 of 5 by Charlotte O'Sullivan [London Evening Standard ]
  • the underlying messages are too muddled to be impactful, yet the pointed dialogue and powerful performances make this an auspicious first feature
    3 of 5 by Beth Webb [Radio Times ]
  • stylistically bold and politically astute, "Rare Beasts" is a promising debut; In an age of anti-rom coms, it is a refreshing entry in its utter refusal to compromise or justify. Billie Piper's storytelling audacity is one to watch
    3 of 5 by Carmen Paddock [One Room with a View ]
  • it's skilfully shot, and the cast is particularly strong in an intriguing range of playful twists on stereotypes. The film also carries a solid message about female empowerment, even if it's delivered awkwardly
    2 of 5 by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall (UK) ]
  • it's a venomous, toxic, and unpleasant film that's frequently compelling, but disappointingly uneven; Still, "Rare Beasts" works convincingly enough as a singular vision of a woman figuring out her own worth in a tortuous modern world
    3 of 5 by Rory Doherty [The Skinny (UK) ]
  • Billie Piper's directorial debut boasts much to admire but is still hard to enjoy; Despite Rare Beast's spirited visuals, there's something stagey about the execution and it feels weighed down by its own ponderousness, rarely springing enjoyably to life
    3 of 5 by Emma Simmonds [The List Film (UK) ]
  • Billie Piper's deliciously dark and deadpan anti-romcom; It's an ambitious, nervy work that occasionally trips over its own stylistic heels, but still proves, as Buzz Lightyear famously discovered, that flying is essentially falling with style
    3 of 5 by Mark Kermode [Observer (UK) ]
  • Billie Piper's ambitious, darkly funny directorial debut suggests the arrival of a new filmmaker with a vision, verve and a voice
    4 of 5 by Terri White [Empire Magazine ]
  • Billie Piper proves a capable director, honing in on the squeamish atmosphere of the film and ensuring it permeates every scene; "Rare Beast" may have bitten off more than it could chew, but it is a daring debut that marches to the beat of its own drum
    4 of 5 by Bobby LePire [Film Threat ]
  • a smart piece of work from a very smart new film-maker; In her directorial debut, Billie Piper announces herself as a truly thrilling film-maker with this bleakly brilliant inversion of the cutesy London love story
    4 of 5 by Peter Bradshaw [The Guardian ]
  • "Rare Beasts" is a chaotic, flawed, but promising debut from Billie Piper in the role of director; the film, manages to cram a lot of ideas and comic scenarios into a short space, but perhaps too much so that it begins to feel a little too abstract
    2 of 5 by Lewis Knight [Mirror (UK) ]

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