Beastly

Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 11 out of 26

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Critic Reviews

  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: Howard Cohen
    Mar 2, 2011
    75
    Beastly, for all its potential pitfalls, works better than it has any right to. Credit Barnz, who keeps his young characters contemporary in a world of text messaging and status updates and yet also gives them depth.
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Mar 2, 2011
    75
    Witty, warm, well-cast and often wickedly funny.
  4. 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.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    Mar 3, 2011
    70
    The idea of transformation, that people can change and learn from their mistakes, growing to be better, makes Beastly not just sweetly romantic but also quietly hopeful.
  6. 63
    There are moments of salty wit to its teen TV sensibility, and the story offers proof, once again, than there are few stories that can't be adapted to the theme of teenaged popularity politics.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 89 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 10 out of 28
  1. 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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  2. Mar 14, 2011
    4
    It's a movie you want to like, but the dialogue is often weak and the story line had too many implausible moments. The performances by LisaIt's a movie you want to like, but the dialogue is often weak and the story line had too many implausible moments. The performances by Lisa Gay Hamilton and Neil Patrick Harris were timely and engaging and also the freshest parts of the story. But, ultimately, you end up wishing the story for the two main characters Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens was stronger and bolder and thus altogether different. Full Review »
  3. Mar 4, 2011
    0
    Too bad the production did not hire a writer or an actor for this piece of garbage, otherwise it may have had potential. The characters hadToo bad the production did not hire a writer or an actor for this piece of garbage, otherwise it may have had potential. The characters had the depth of a wading pool, and dialogue that was not up to par for a high school play. However, if you thought the Justin Biber movie was "OMGOMGOMG best movie ever", you will probably like this. Full Review »