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Based on 28 Reviews
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  • 25
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    (Driver) is stuck in a mess of a movie that suffers from awkward writing, a plot with major disconnects in plausibility, an annoyingly screechy kid character and cheesy production values. show more

  • 38
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Burdened with so many poky scenes that it approaches the level of the distributor's "Drowning Mona" and "Whipped," both candidates for the year's worst. show more

  • 50
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    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." show more

  • 25
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    About the only plausible element in the entire movie is bratty Vanessa's loathing of "Aunt" Mona, whom she sees as a vacuous over-reacher. show more

  • 22
    Cody Clark Mr. Showbiz

    Beautiful it ain't, but it is kind of cute. show more

  • 50
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Unfortunately, whenever Beautiful threatens to work as parody, it veers uncomfortably into pop psychology. show more

  • 38
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Rarely does a movie go so thoroughly wrong in so many ways. show more

  • 38
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    SORRY, SALLY. I didn't like it. I really didn't like it. show more

  • 38
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The tame, confused script eventually sinks the film, although Field shows skill directing actors. show more

  • 25
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's a movie with so many inconsistencies, improbabilities, unanswered questions and unfinished characters that we have to suspend not only disbelief but also intelligence. show more

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