• Released
  • August 17, 2012
  • (NY, LA)
  • NR , 2 hr 18 min
  • Drama
    Music/Performing Arts
88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Beloved spans 45 years, shifting from Paris to Prague to London to Montreal, and it boasts an especially strong performance by Paul Schneider.
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80

Empire

By David Hughes
Christophe Honoré goes epic in a tale of interlocking lives that owes a debt to Jacques Demy. It won't be to everyone's taste but it's playful enough to win us over.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's as if he has been trying to express something, or to make his own particular kind of good movie, for 10 whole years. Now he has.
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75

Washington Post

By Michael O'Sullivan
By the time it glides -- not lumbers -- to the closing credits, it's also amazingly moving.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
At 40, Mastroianni is looking more and more like her father, Marcello Mastroianni. She has his eyes and that air of existential befuddlement, and she's beginning to suggest the magnificent ruin he became in his later career.
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60

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
The movie is at its lightest, most charming and most persuasive in the 60s; as it approaches the present, something inescapably preposterous weighs it down, though Honoré carries it off with some flair.
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50

Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
Ultimately crammed at a frustrating juncture between period-piece froth and seriously conceived drama, never tipping its hand toward either.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Beloved evokes some of the fine moments in the careers of Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni, but it doesn't re-create them.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Long before your 140 minutes are up, you may wish you went to see "Sparkle" instead.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Dire musical interludes are sprinkled throughout the sprawling mess Beloved, an uninvolving would-be romantic epic that spans 45 years in the life of a mother and her daughter, starting in the early 1960s.
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55 out of 100
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