Metascore
23

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 28
  2. Negative: 19 out of 28
Watch On
  1. 60
    Generally engaging.
  2. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    50
    Sally Field has actually made a likeable movie.
  3. This film's wise and compassionate view is that, for many young women of limited opportunities, winning a beauty contest represents their best hope.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    50
    You don't quite believe that a smart woman would spend so much time on such a dumb mission.
  5. Unfortunately, whenever Beautiful threatens to work as parody, it veers uncomfortably into pop psychology.
  6. To do this kind of satire successfully, you need the kind of merciless and unrelenting wit of films such as Gus Van Sant's "To Die For" or John Huston's "Prizzi's Honor."
  7. Reviewed by: Robert Horton
    40
    Beautiful is a mess, but not without interest.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. BobH.
    Apr 2, 2006
    1
    Minnie Driver as a Miss America contestant? Be serious...maybe as a dog show contestant.