Beastly
Beastly (2011)

Beastly is an edgy teen romance about learning how to see past false surfaces to discover true inner beauty. Kyle Kingson (Alex Pettyfer) has it all - looks, intelligence, wealth and opportunity - and a wicked cruel streak. Prone to mocking… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 28, 2011
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21%
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48%



Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Fundamentally misguided, poorly written, and badly acted, Beastly adds little to the legacy of its timeless source material.

Time Out

'Beastly' is a special brand of hogwash: a fairy tale that preaches inner beauty while refusing to obscure the looks of its doomed hero.

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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly

Stunningly bad.

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

So this isn't a great re-imagining of the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, but Beastly does have mass tweener appeal.

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club

In every aspect, from story to tone to characterization to visual aesthetic, it's laughably perfunctory, as though everyone involved were too embarrassed to give it more than a half-ironic token effort.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

For a fable about a magical curse, "Beastly" is strangely earthbound. And once it starts, it just seems to go on sappily ever after.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Under-rated.

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Beneath it all, however, is a movie with a good heart.

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Linda Holmes
NPR

There are flashes of genuine wit and charm that, while they cannot support the rest, hint at what was intended and not realized.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Daniel Barnz's movie certainly doesn't have any inner depth behind its slick surface, but Neil Patrick Harris's nifty wisecracks, Mary-Kate Olsen's spooky glares and the brisk pacing means that Beastly isn't quite as hideous as you might imagine

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Gregory Dark
I was very excited to see this film, a neo-Beauty and the Beast sounds intriguing. Unfortunately with high expectations comes greater pressure to succeed. And… More
Alice Shen
So awful. The championing of superficial qualities in the script is overbearing and cliche, even for high school students. Alex Pettyfer is just a pretty… More
Christian C
Another film that appears to have been snatched out of the pages of a high school girl's journal. Immature characters with vapid character development --… More
paul sandberg
First off I have to say that I viewed this film under protest as my niece was visiting and for god knows what reason, wanted to check this stinker out. Now… More
Nicki Marie
I have to admit, it was better than I expected (by that I mean I could sit through it!). Both the leads I found pretty weak as actors. For me the highlight was… More
Scott Green
Turned out to be a weak performance from both protagonists, the plot goes awry very quickly and I can't recall seeing a worse ending to a film, didn't… More

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