Beatriz at Dinner
Beatriz at Dinner (2017)

Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 9, 2017
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Bilge Ebiri
Village Voice

This might be the best performance Salma Hayek has ever given, her quiet, observant reserve eventually giving way to bewilderment and resolve.

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Leslie Felperin
Hollywood Reporter

A flawed work, too broad and scattershot to skewer its deserving targets with the precision necessary for the task.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

The satire feels a bit like shooting fish in a barrel, with Strutt so monstrous he's an easy target.

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Nick Allen

A loaded but effective piece of inspired artistry, including two sharp performances working from Mike White's tight script.

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Owen Gleiberman

A small-scale but elegantly deft squirmfest that features a luminous performance by Salma Hayek.

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Richard Lawson
Vanity Fair

It's quite something to watch, and watch it you should. Be warned, though, that Beatriz at Dinner is a bit of a bummer. But there's still something cathartic about it.

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Eric Kohn

White's script is well crafted as a grim chamber piece, but it falls short of developing its central tension beyond its initial implications.

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Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine

Things come to a head more than once, and, like an argument in an online comments section, it's alternately satisfying and excruciating to witness.

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Vincent Mancini

It's nice that it resists easy creative choices, until it ultimately resists *any* creative choices.

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