Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" is a live-action re-telling of the studio's animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 17, 2017
DVD Release Date: June 6, 2017
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With an enchanting cast, beautifully crafted songs, and a painterly eye for detail, Beauty and the Beast offers a faithful yet fresh retelling that honors its beloved source material.

Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The sheer dexterity is overwhelming, and only the sternest viewer will be able to resist the onslaught of such thoroughly marketed magic.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Ian McKellan makes a fine, melancholy Cogsworth the clock, but the rest of the enchanted servants come off hammy and campy, while Kevin Kline seems lost as Belle's father and Luke Evans turns alpha male Gaston into a bigger cartoon than the original.

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Abby Olcese
Sojourners

This new version of Beauty and the Beast is fun, exciting to watch, and beautiful to look at, every bit as enjoyable as its animated predecessor. But it's also still every bit as problematic, even with new-and-improved trappings.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

Disney has ripped a jewel out of its casing and set it in something far more elaborate; the effect is garish rather than nostalgic, frustrating rather than memorable.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

All the hit numbers... Emma Watson is charming as Belle; and the enchanted servants are voiced by the likes of Ian McKellan, Emma Thompson, and Ewan McGregor. But seeing it will probably send you back to the original animated movie for refreshment.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

While [Disney's] Oscar winning animated version reigns supreme, Bill Condon manages to deliver his own interpretation that tweaks the tale here and there for new audiences with a great effect.

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Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

There's a complicated jumble of gender politics at hand, and any attempt at modernizing the dynamic is more of a random piling on rather than a thoughtful incorporation.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

What Beauty and the Beast rises or falls on is the love story, and here, allowed to slow down to let in intimate moments, the movie catches fire. It's an exhilarating gift.

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Angie Han
Mashable

It's just a straightforward retelling of the original, with a few cosmetic changes tacked on to make it look like something else.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Chock full of the Disney magic we've all come to expect and then some, this work is infused with nearly an in-your-face undertone: "magic… More
Mark Hobin
Beauty and the Beast is a production designer's dream. The sets, locations, graphics, props, lighting, and costumes are beyond compare. In particular,… More
Christian C
One cannot help but to compare this "Beauty And The Beast" with the Disney cartoon, given that it hews so closely to the original cartoon version. At… More
Film Crazy
Generations have grown up with the classic Disney animations and this revamp sticks loyally to its predecessor whilst also offering a touch more substance. It… More
Carlos Magalhćes
It is hard sometimes to shake the feeling that this live-action Disney adaptation is relying too much on the 1991 animation, to the point that it almost feels… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Despite its strong visuals, the film still pales to the magic of the original; but between Emma Watson's performance and the joy of hearing these beloved… More