Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    It's "Beach Blanket Bingo" revisited, but with a Eurocast and more exotic locations.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard T. Jameson
    The movie is an experience, of a sort they had a name for in the '60s: bummer.
  3. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    Monumentally unimaginative. Thumbs down!
  4. Relentlessly beautiful and wholly annoying.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Murky, pretentious and torturously inert.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 5 out of 19
  1. Oct 16, 2012
    Excellent story with breathtaking scenery set in Thailand. Leo's character Richard is an American tourist and he embarks on an adventure to find a paradise island. But at what price? My favourite scenes are when Francoise pretends to be eaten by a shark, when they debate how they are to get down from the waterfall and the scene where they are together in the water. Excellent cast and soundtrack. Directed by Danny Boyle. Full Review »
  2. TimR.
    Jan 25, 2007
    (Based on the Alex Garland Novel) The Beach is truly touching and compelling picture with a new-age lord of the flies feel entering the millennium, terrific music score and intriguing escape into the unknown, fantastic. Full Review »
  3. Feb 14, 2013
    The beach is a really touching story with dark and harrowing aspects to it, really well acted by Leo dicaprio. It almost seems like a modern tale of The Lord of flies but with adults, it asks the question what happens to humanity without order and civilisation? Ignoring the deep philosophical nature to this film, it is truly is a weird and wonderful watch. Full Review »