The Beach

Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
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  1. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    38
    It's "Beach Blanket Bingo" revisited, but with a Eurocast and more exotic locations.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard T. Jameson
    34
    The movie is an experience, of a sort they had a name for in the '60s: bummer.
  3. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    30
    Monumentally unimaginative. Thumbs down!
  4. Relentlessly beautiful and wholly annoying.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    25
    Murky, pretentious and torturously inert.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 136 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Oct 16, 2012
    10
    Excellent story with breathtaking scenery set in Thailand. Leo's character Richard is an American tourist and he embarks on an adventure toExcellent 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
    10
    (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 (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. May 26, 2013
    8
    Recently re-watched this film and was surprised to see how well it had stood up to the test of time. The photography is drop-dead-gorgeous,Recently re-watched this film and was surprised to see how well it had stood up to the test of time. The photography is drop-dead-gorgeous, the acting professional and convincing, and the film's central story of narcissism and disaffection still relevant. Full Review »