The Beach

The Beach

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In this thriller based on an Alex Garland novel and directed by Danny Boyle (Sunshine), a young American backpacker (Leonardo DiCaprio, Don't Look Up) in Thailand comes into possession of a strange map leading to a rumoured island paradise. More

Also stars Tilda Swinton (Memoria) and Virginie Ledoyen (Farewell, My Queen).

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2000Rating: R119 minsUK, USAFigment Films
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The Beach | Reviews

21%121 reviews

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

You can throw this adaptation of Alex Garland's novel back into the sea.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Watching The Beach is like experiencing a script conference where only sequences are discussed -- never the whole film. What is it about, anyway?

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The Beach is not a terrible movie, just an insubstantial one.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

The Beach taps into something powerful that can't be overwhelmed by individual moments of silliness.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Structured for an audience more familiar with MTV's Road Rules than with Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.

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Variety

Variety

Its narrative waters become rather muddy in the late going, and its currents finally don't run very deep.

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The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Ultimately, it seems more bland than bad.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

A movie that tries to take us from heaven to hell but winds up leaving us in limbo: exasperated and dumbfounded.

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CNN

CNN

The Beach is beautiful, everyone has a lovely tan. But it's nothing to write home about.

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New York Daily News

New York Daily News

There's only so much meaningful interplay you can get out of a beachful of slackers and some tanning oil.

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The Beach | Release Details

The Beach is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Disney+.