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Based on 24 Critics
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  • What is surprising -- remarkable even -- is that Beloved arrives onscreen with a minimum of dull virtue, gagging uplift and slick Hollywood gloss. show more

  • Doesn't sanitize its tale of African American loss and survival -- the way Steven Spielberg's “The Color Purple'' did -- but delves deeply, heartbreakingly into an American tragedy. show more

  • Often a cinematic marvel and often the year's most pungent movie medicine, Beloved always feels as if it's carrying the world's weight, and maybe it is. [16 October 1998, p. 7E] show more

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  • September 30, 2010 Verla1
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    Those who panned Beloved seemed out of touch with their proported ability to understand its complicated and history-bound emotionality. The unfolding of the tale during the three hours of film was carefully done and fed the horrible impact of slavery felt by Sethe to the viewer a bit at a time. Masterful handling of a difficult topic brought to life by brilliant acting!

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