Beautiful People


Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. There's a bravura recklessness to Beautiful People that perfectly fits its subject.
  2. Rolling Stone
    Reviewed by: Peter Travers
    Fierce, funny and vividly moving.
  3. Is, in the end, a boisterous love song -- a funny valentine to London, to chaos and to human decency.
  4. Lives up to its ambitiousness in all its aspects.
  5. 90
    It seems like a more witty, wise, and succinct "Magnolia."
  6. Time
    Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    The best movie of this very young millennium.
  7. 89
    It's an audacious, affecting, and unexpectedly hilarious debut, and most definitely the most original film I've seen all year.
  8. Mr. Showbiz
    Reviewed by: Kevin Maynard
    Though frequently brutal and off-putting, Beautiful People is a must-see.
  9. Portland Oregonian
    Reviewed by: Diana Abu-Jaber
    If dissonance is your dish, you'll find Beautiful People tempting indeed.
  10. Deftly delivered and free of gratuitous gloss, yet enormously rich in its unassuming manner.
  11. 80
    Dizdar maintains a knife-edged balance in tone throughout the film
  12. The movie's devil-may-care freneticism is edgily amusing, almost liberating.
  13. 80
    Dizdar inventively examines bigotry, combining daring humor and hyperbole, dark realism and shining idealism.
  14. Miami Herald
    Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Often grim, but never nihilistic: Even at its darkest, Dizdar gives the movie an optimistic bounce. The movie is often shockingly funny, too.
  15. 75
    It is fairly lighthearted, under the circumstances; like "Catch-22," it enjoys the paradoxes that occur when you try to apply logic to war.
  16. Dizdar humorously compares and contrasts extremes in economics and lifestyles and looks at the west through the eyes of an outsider.
  17. Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    When Dizdar hits, he hits big.
  18. Behind the inspired wackiness is a story about how our warlike nature needs some changing before we can all live in relative harmony.
  19. Reviewed by: Graham Fuller
    More whimsical than gloomy, for all the horrors it alludes to or depicts.
  20. Boston Globe
    Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    It's a spirited and essentially optimistic film, but it's also simplistic.
  21. New York Post
    Reviewed by: Jonathan Foreman
    Inside Beautiful People, . . . there's a terrific film trying to get out.

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