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: March 4, 2011
DVD Release Date: June 28, 2011
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Critic Score: 20% 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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Jo Berry
The National (UAE)

Aimed squarely at Twilight's teenage fans, this is about as subtle as a baseball bat to the head and only marginally more enjoyable.

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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.

Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

Teens convinced that a pimple will kill their social life will find Beastly bracingly honest. It's the cynicism, not the phoned-in uplift, that works in this JV Grand Guignol.

Sarah Marrs

Beastly isn't good but it's not nearly as awful as I expected.

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Rafer Guzman

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

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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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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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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