Beauty and the Beast Review Roundup: What The Critics Are Saying

Beauty and the Beast has been reviewed by critics, and it seems that reception to the live-action remake of this beloved movie has hit big, and we’ve summariesed it all in this Beauty and the Beast Review roundup. Emma Watson stars as Belle, Dan Stevens as the titular beast and Luke Evans as Gaston. This big0budget remake strives to not only faithfully remake the 1991 Disney animated picture and also add depth to characters and put its own unique spin on the story. You can catch the trailer below.

From what we can see from the trailer, the set design and production values of this film are through the roof, with beautiful CGI and strong visuals. The eclectic cast of characters is aided by its musical structure, which tells a beloved tale known across the world. While Beauty and the Beast is a family-friendly film, we still see a darker nature to the story- with the Beast’s struggle coming through, painted in a starkly bleak way in the trailer attached above. Here’s our Beauty and the Beast review roundup!

Its classicism feels unforced and fresh. Its romance neither winks nor panders. It looks good, moves gracefully and leaves a clean and invigorating aftertaste. I almost didn’t recognize the flavor: I think the name for it is joy.” – The New York Times

This is finely tuned entertainment that should satisfy all quarters of the audience. There’s enough darkness to give it a bit of edge, but plenty of laughs for levity, and also moments sure to elicit tears.” – Total Film

“There’s no need to worry that this version might crush the gentle charms of the 1991 picture: Even though Condon more or less faithfully follows that movie’s plot, this Beauty is its own resplendent creature.” – TIME

“It’s the music that makes it particularly special, and appreciating that is entirely the point of the live-action remake” – The Telegraph

“Here’s some Disney magic for you: The new Beauty and the Beast actually improves upon the animated classic.” – USA Today

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