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: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: June 9, 2017
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77%
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57%

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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Beatriz at Dinner offers timely social commentary enlivened by powerful, layered performances from Salma Hayek and John Lithgow.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Hayek gives one of her better performances, though - she makes it clear that Beatriz may be righteous, but she's also more than a bit unhinged - and Lithgow is so good at playing CEO oiliness that you have to smile. He's the man you love to hate.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

The menu for "Beatriz at Dinner" is more appetizer than main course.

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Sarah Ward
Concrete Playground

Depending on how you feel about dinner parties, Beatriz at Dinner is either an accurate snapshot of getting together for a meal with friends and acquaintances, or a comically discomforting nightmare.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"Beatriz at Dinner" is an insanely heavy-handed liberal fantasy that both sides of the aisle can come together to equally hate.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

Together, screenwriter Mike White and his Enlightened director Miguel Arteta have an almost magical way with light-touch verbal sparring, an art that's become lost in today's broad, banter-filled comedies.

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David Stratton
The Australian

There are fine performances from the ensemble, with [Salma] Hayek's feisty outsider and [John] Lithgow's smug, self-satisfied tycoon making the most satisfying contributions.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Beatriz at Dinner" is a meal of a film, with plenty to chew on.

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David Berry
Globe and Mail

Beatriz at Dinner works well beyond both lecture or lesson because of the care and attention everyone has put into the people that play them out.

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CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

The direction, by Miguel Arteta, does the best it possibly can with the script, but the script is an on-the-nose, ultimately annoying clanger, and if anyone can claim the ending as satisfying I'd love to hear their reasoning.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Nate Zoebl
Billed as a Trump-era satire, and given the fact that the premise involves a middle-aged, working class Mexican immigrant going head-to-head with a rich,… More
John C
A movie that didn't know what it wanted to be - a biting satire, an anti-Trump screed, a look into the lives of vacuous people. Could have been much… More
Glenn Gaylord
OH DEAR, WHITE PEOPLE - My Review of BEATRIZ AT DINNER (3 Stars) On paper, it seems like a slam dunk. Director Miguel Arteta and writer Mike White (THE GOOD… More
Alec Barniskis
The ending leaves a lot to be desired but Hayek's low key performance is great.