• Released
  • August 17, 2012
  • (NY, LA)
  • NR , 2 hr 18 min
  • Drama
    Music/Performing Arts
Beloved Synopsis
A carefree woman and her commitment-shy daughter have different experiences with love.
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Critic Ratings

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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CATHERINE DENEVUE ADVOCATES WILL SURRENDER TO THE LURE OF A MUSICAL THAT FAILS TO ACCOMPLISH ITS MISSION, WHATEVER THAT MIGHT BE.

By Peneflix
Never enamored with the sobriquet "chick flick"; admittedly there are films that fall into that genre. "Beloved" garnishes a slot. It is French Marshmallow Fluff; vanilla, sickeningly saccharine,...

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Rated NR