Beast

critic Reviews

, 69% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Want to watch Idris Elba fight a lion? The admirably lean yet ultimately disposable Beast is just the movie you're looking for.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Linda MarricThe Jewish Chronicle
    There are some great performances here, notably from Copley, but Beast often feels too contrived and preposterously overblown.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    Audiences will turn up because a trailer promised to show them one of our most charismatic A-listers in a boxing match with a roided-out kitty cat... In that sense, it’s impossible to argue that Beast doesn’t live up to its promise.
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    Kimber MyersCrooked Marquee
    'Beast' delivers on its simple premise, offering an effective survival thriller&#59; nothing more, nothing less.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    It’s partly this hint of emotional complexity, plus Elba’s robust redemption arc, from failed father to lion-punching saviour, that sets this picture a notch above the average creature attack flick.
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    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    Beast is a film that knows exactly what it is and doesn’t try to overcomplicate things – it’s a chase film and what you get is a suspenseful chase. Job done.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    The camera work here is really beautiful and the style fits this film very well.
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    Mark H. HarrisBlack Horror Movies
    Beast walks that fine line between solidly entertaining and solidly ignorable.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Dominic GriffinLooper.com
    "Beast" feels too haunting to have a ball with, but far too silly for its mawkish melodrama to truly resonate. 
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    Gabi ZietsmanChannel24 (South Africa)
    Beast far surpassed my expectations of a survival thriller, although I posit it's more of a creature feature horror with more realism. Even if you're not into scary movies, Beast is worth a watch as a master class in using reality to terrify.
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    Andrea ThompsonBoss Level Gamer
    It doesn’t go anywhere that hasn’t been mapped out before, but pulp has rarely been done so thrillingly.
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