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  • Summary: Kyle Kingson has it all – looks, intelligence, wealth and opportunity – and a wicked cruel streak. Prone to mocking and humiliating "aggressively unattractive" classmates, he zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra, inviting her to the school’s extravagant environmental bash. Kendra accepts, and,Kyle Kingson has it all – looks, intelligence, wealth and opportunity – and a wicked cruel streak. Prone to mocking and humiliating "aggressively unattractive" classmates, he zeroes in on Goth classmate Kendra, inviting her to the school’s extravagant environmental bash. Kendra accepts, and, true to form, Kyle blows her off in a particularly savage fashion. She retaliates by casting a spell that physically transforms him into everything he despises. Enraged by his horrible and unrecognizable appearance he confronts Kendra and learns that the only solution to the curse is to find someone that will love him as he is – a task he considers impossible. (CBS Films)
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 11 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Mar 3, 2011
    75
    I liked this movie, maybe more than I should have, and would be happy to see anything this director wants to do next.
  2. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Mar 3, 2011
    70
    This is the kind of cornball entertainment that rainy afternoons were made for. Throw in a cozy sofa too. Beastly will size down well on your television.
  3. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Mar 3, 2011
    55
    Beastly manages to show you all the ways it might have worked by missing every available mark, sometimes by the gaping expanse between Alex Pettyfer's ears, sometimes only by the feline curl of Vanessa Hudgens' smile.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Mar 4, 2011
    40
    There's less to Beastly than meets the eye - and what meets the eye is no great shakes, either.
  5. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Mar 3, 2011
    38
    It's dogged by awkward dialogue, a ridiculous plot and lackluster performances, especially by the leads.
  6. Reviewed by: Andrea Gronvall
    Mar 3, 2011
    30
    Loosely adapted from Alex Flinn's young-adult novel, this "Beauty and the Beast" update is a pallid, formulaic teen romance that might have benefited from a little snark.
  7. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Mar 4, 2011
    12
    More than lives up to its name with ultra-campy performances, high-glucose direction, laughable dialogue, cheesy effects and a back-lot simulation of a Manhattan street that wouldn't pass muster on an after-school special.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 25
  2. Negative: 9 out of 25
  1. Oct 28, 2012
    10
    This film is a typical romantic, fairy tale film for teenage girls, which meets their expectations perfectly. It can be agreed or disagreedThis film is a typical romantic, fairy tale film for teenage girls, which meets their expectations perfectly. It can be agreed or disagreed that the choice of actors used In the film were slightly miss-judged, nevertheless, it doesn't effect the movie a great deal and can still be enjoyed. I think the film also contains a valuable moral, in which young girls can learn from and understand. Good things come to those who deserve it. The image of the beast In which Kyle turns into, is more modern than old fashioned like 'Beauty and The Beast' which allows the audience to relate to the situation more. As a teenage girl myself, I picked up on the stereotypical love story which will have a typical ending. However, the fact of the film not having a big twist/traumatic moment toward the end of the film as Kyle and Lindy fall in love, made the film so much better than any other typical love story as sometimes, the audience finds it stressful. People may refer to It as having a weak story line, but I believe It satisfies the target audience of young girls. As for the technical side of the film, Marcelo Zavros created the music for the film, which gave It that butterflies In the stomach kind of feeling. Zavros also created the music for the film 'Remember Me' which to those who have ever watched it, the music added the emotion and feeling to the film. For me, having such a great pianist and composer working on the film, gave me the Impression from the start that the movie was going to be professional, well-written and gives the message of the film perfectly. In my opinion, all these expectations were met. Expand
  2. Oct 4, 2011
    10
    Would like to express the delight to founders of this film.
    The film very kind, is removed remarkably, actors have played very well.
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    Would like to express the delight to founders of this film.
    The film very kind, is removed remarkably, actors have played very well.
    Causes really sensation of such good (not too sweet) fairy tale.
    Humour in a film at high level. Not trite, not stupid, "clever humour".
    Protagonists are persons not standard, pleasantly pleases their character over which founders of a film have worked.

    I am sorry for my English.
    Thanks you for a good film, are more than the such!
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  3. Mar 8, 2011
    10
    This is a nice movie ! the writting is goood and we have seen all good aspects of getting this up there. More over the acting was equallyThis is a nice movie ! the writting is goood and we have seen all good aspects of getting this up there. More over the acting was equally nice and we had to choose who acted better

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  4. Sep 9, 2012
    6
    its a good movie, and is a film to watch in sunday wnhen there is nothing to do. Vanessa Huggens is acting good, Alex too, the movie can beits a good movie, and is a film to watch in sunday wnhen there is nothing to do. Vanessa Huggens is acting good, Alex too, the movie can be better with the connected more to "beauty and Beast" Expand
  5. Dec 24, 2012
    4
    It's not the worst movie i've ever seen, but the plot was predictable, the characters are just...I don't know- what's the point of them?It's not the worst movie i've ever seen, but the plot was predictable, the characters are just...I don't know- what's the point of them? Everything about this movie screams mediocre, but I fell asleep for 14 minutes in the middle of the movie. i never fall asleep during movies.
    Pros: Eh, the acting was so-so.
    Cons: Time waster.
    Diagnosis: Pass.
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  6. Dec 21, 2011
    2
    Awful performances, awful film making. As you can see it is quite awful not only that but it is selfish and should give you a bad vibe. ItAwful performances, awful film making. As you can see it is quite awful not only that but it is selfish and should give you a bad vibe. It ruins the classic source materiel that it is based on. I give this movie 22%. Expand
  7. Apr 7, 2011
    0
    Let me just start off by saying who is beastly, The man or the woman? I rather see Russell Brand play the role of the beautiful women, heLet me just start off by saying who is beastly, The man or the woman? I rather see Russell Brand play the role of the beautiful women, he looks more like one. Anyways thank you directer for ruining the greatest childhood story of all time. I will never show my children this movie i would rather them watch the human centipede, they be less scared of women, and more of evil doctors. Things that are more entertaining than this movie: someone tripping and failing, a baby crying, watching a episode of Teen Mom 2 not 1 that season blew my mind, and finally watching Justin Beiber's hair grow back. Thank you and sorry for wasting 5 mins of your life but saved u from the 2 hours of Beastly. Expand

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