Beauty and the Beast (2017) FILM REVIEW
Photo: Walt Disney Pictures
Director Bill Condon brings the tale as old as time to life in the live-action version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
***** out of *****
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (2017)
Director: Bill Condon
Screenplay: Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos
Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Sir Ian McKellan, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Rated PG for some action violence, peril and frightening images
Running Time: 2 hours 9 minutes
***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good ***1/2 = Above Average
*** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor * = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal