Beastly Synopsis
After a spurned classmate curses him, a teen will be forever ugly unless he finds true love.
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75

Miami Herald

By Howard Cohen
Beastly, for all its potential pitfalls, works better than it has any right to. Credit Barnz, who keeps his young characters contemporary...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
I liked this movie, maybe more than I should have, and would be happy to see anything this director wants to do next.
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55

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Beastly manages to show you all the ways it might have worked by missing every available mark, sometimes by the gaping expanse between Alex...
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40

NPR

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All good humor must come to an end, and a love story has to be able to fall back on tenderness and sweetness eventually. Unfortunately,...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
There's less to Beastly than meets the eye - and what meets the eye is no great shakes, either.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Beastly offers a thoroughly dopey reread of the "Beauty and the Beast" fairy tale.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's dogged by awkward dialogue, a ridiculous plot and lackluster performances, especially by the leads.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Rarely do films from Hollywood emerge in such an inane manner. Its rote characters are inevitably in predictable situations with no subtext...
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The characterization couldn't be more flagrant if the soundtrack creaked out an oldie by a certain ancient pop quintet: You're a candy girl.
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16

Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Markovitz
Spectacularly poor judgment in everything from acting to costuming (Olsen's Harajuku-troll get-up is scarier than her curse) puts Beastly...
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loved this movie!

By peanutmnms87
Modern day love story done pretty well! This is a great date movie. Very sweet, gives everyone a little hope of finding their own modern day prince!...

Loved it

By ahill1213
Modern day Beauty and the Beast! I thought the movie was great. It really makes you think. Beauty is the eye of the beholder. Soceity is so caught up with beauty and this goes to how beauty is only...

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By heart2stitch
A teen movie that is entertaining for adults as well. Good message. Thank you for omitting the overuse of foul language and sex scenes that is so popular in movies today!...

Very sweet Beauty and Beast

By joanna521968
I was really excited to see this movie and I was not disappointed. It was a very sweet story and I really liked the way they incorporated the Beauty and the Beast story. It was fun finding the small...

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By jess crush
ok well i will admit to start with the only reason i wanted to see the movie was because of vanessa hudgens but it wound up being a pretty ok movie better than i expected it to be snd that is saying...

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By movielovervah
Great movie! Alex and Vanessa were great and brought so much depth to their characters. I'd go see it again!...

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By b001
Do not even bother...

Great Movie

By risana
My eleven year old daughter went and watched this movie and absolutely loved it. It's a modern day Beauty and the Beast and has a good storyline. I will definetly purchase this movie when it hits...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language including crude comments, brief violence and some thematic material
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Lackluster romance is heavy on lessons about superficiality.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF