Beauty (2022)

Beauty (2022)

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A gifted young Black woman struggles to maintain her voice and identity after she’s offered a lucrative recording contract in this music drama written by Emmy-winner Lena Waithe (Master of None).

2022Rating: 15USA
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Beauty (2022) | Reviews

24%17 reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

In this lilting, lyrical work, the director Andrew Dosunmu and the writer Lena Waithe mine, mourn and tease the Whitney Houston story. Consider Beauty an elegy with an edge...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

On paper, this movie is really something. Onscreen, it lacks dimension.

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Decider

Decider

It comes off dramatically stiff and overwrought, leaving us with fleeting impressions but not much in the way of solid characters and emotions.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Waithe and Dosunmu... flirt with tense dramatic developments only to shrug them off without exploring them.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Waithe’s script is first draft material, with on-the-nose dialogue awkwardly affected by all except Nash, who is doing her best to elevate listless material...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Dosunmu’s airless directing and Waithe’s thin script only amount to loud allegory that never goes anywhere...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

In lieu of a throughline, Beauty offers beautiful, indulgent vignettes — aesthetically pleasing and immersive episodes lacking in ideas but full of vibes.

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Beauty (2022) | Release Details

Beauty (2022) is available to stream in New Zealand now on Netflix.