Beauty And The Beast (La belle et la bête)
Beauty And The Beast (La belle et la bête) (2016)

1810. After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant (André Dussollier) exiles himself in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Belle (Léa Seydoux), his youngest daughter, a joyful girl full of grace. One day,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 23, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2017
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kate Erbland
indieWire

Gans isn't especially concerned with the outcome this coupling, instead reveling in overwrought and often bloated storytelling, lush details and some of the year's most unnerving CGI.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

The film is most acceptable when it sticks to its beauty-and-beast dynamic. Even then it's too dizzying and grandiose and the chemistry between the lead characters is pretty much nil.

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Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com

Works better as cinematic spectacle than as compassionate romantic drama. Fortunately, their afterthought of a romance dampens but does not spoil the movie's cumulatively handsome spell.

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Leah Pickett
Chicago Reader

This 2014 adaptation of the French fairy tale looks spectacular, with vibrant landscapes and lavish 18th-century costumes, but... [Léa Seydoux, as the fair maiden, and Vincent Cassell] are stiff and perfunctory.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

Belongs to the most rote category of interpretations, hinting at nothing darker than a fascination with sulking bad boys bored by wealth.

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Ray Pride
Newcity

At times, Beauty and the Beast seems more like a demented Asian movie than a French one, to its merit. A quantifiably bad movie, but also certifiably grandiose.

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Peter Sobczynski
RogerEbert.com

Gans and Co. have given us a sumptuous and highly watchable take on the story that is a more than worthy work in its own right.

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Sean Axmaker
Stream on Demand

What's missing is any sense of romantic attraction or bond of friendship between Belle and the Beast.

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Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle

It's beastly.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Johnson
"Juste un petit changement, petit, presque invisible; Tous deux sont un peu effrayés, car aucun ne s'y attendait, la Belle et la Bête." Oh yeah,… More