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  • Summary: The musical drama spans over three decades as it follows a mother and daughter's misadventures in love. In the ‘60s, Madeleine leaves Paris to re-join her Czech husband Jaromil in Prague, but his infidelities and the arrival of Russian tanks in the city lead her back to France. Thirty yearsThe musical drama spans over three decades as it follows a mother and daughter's misadventures in love. In the ‘60s, Madeleine leaves Paris to re-join her Czech husband Jaromil in Prague, but his infidelities and the arrival of Russian tanks in the city lead her back to France. Thirty years later we follow the romance of Madeleine’s daughter, Vera, who falls in love with a musician in London who is incapable of devoting himself to her. Meanwhile in Paris, a re-married Madeleine has rekindled her love affair with Jaromil (Sundance Selects). Expand
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Aug 30, 2012
    88
    Beloved spans 45 years, shifting from Paris to Prague to London to Montreal, and it boasts an especially strong performance by Paul Schneider.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Aug 16, 2012
    75
    Beloved never really earns its sprawling timeline, eventually getting bogged down with too many developments and overstaying its welcome. For a movie where people intermittently burst into song, the plot is oddly one-note.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Sep 6, 2012
    75
    By the time it glides -- not lumbers -- to the closing credits, it's also amazingly moving.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Aug 4, 2012
    60
    The movie is at its lightest, most charming and most persuasive in the 60s; as it approaches the present, something inescapably preposterous weighs it down, though Honoré carries it off with some flair.
  5. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Sep 12, 2012
    50
    Beloved evokes some of the fine moments in the careers of Deneuve and Marcello Mastroianni, but it doesn't re-create them.
  6. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Aug 16, 2012
    40
    Long before your 140 minutes are up, you may wish you went to see "Sparkle" instead.
  7. Reviewed by: James Rocchi
    Aug 15, 2012
    25
    Honoré's made better films, and he'll make better films again; the most damning thing you can say about this one isn't that it feels like Honore doing a third-rate imitation of Francois Ozon ("Potiche," "8 Women"), but rather that it often feels like Honoré doing a third-rate imitation of himself.

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