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
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Critic Score: 70% 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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Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press

It's fine. Take the kids (unless you're one of those parents who seriously frets about how to explain "the gays" to them).

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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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Diego Battle

Disney has recycled its remarkable animated classic stunningly, but without much charm. [Full review in Spanish]

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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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Carlos Daz Reyes
Vanguardia (Mexico)

Everything is very good visually, also the musical numbers, but I can't stop thinking that is a quite mediocre copy. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Nani Vang
Exquisite. I wasn't sure going in what to expect, but I have to say, I was taken by surprise. I felt the little girl in me wanting to burst out into a song… More
Nate Zoebl
Disney has been on a tear lately with its slate of live-action remakes but Beauty and the Beast is the first title to come from the relatively recent… More
KJ Proulx
Whether you are a die-hard fan of the animated Disney classic or not, there's no denying that the world has been captivated by this "tale as old as… More
Kameron Woodall
The tale as old as time is visually stunning and continues Disney's live action winning streak which doesn't show any signs of slowing down.
Eugene Bernabe
Though it may come with much familiarity and not much tweaking in its story, the film is still a magical tale that rekindles the classical aura of the Disney… More
Jarrin Rozenblad
Not my favourite Disney movie, but a nice live action remake. Emma Watson has an almost perfect look, the rest of the cast is just okay. The visuals are… More