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Beyonce's directorial debut, the confessional documentary "Life Is But a Dream," got a spanking from critics, but now that it's aired on HBO, what did you think?

First let's take a look at those reviews again: We called it "equal parts vanity project and calculated act of image control," while The Hollywood Reporter declared it "less a documentary portrait than a micromanaged video diary exploring the R&B superstar's relationship with her laptop."

"For those who can't imagine growing tired of Beyonce Knowles' flawless face (or the rest of her), try going 90 wearisome minutes with "Life Is But a Dream," cracked Variety.

The New York Times noted the film's oddly defensive posture: "There are no witnesses testifying on Beyonce's behalf -- she is almost the only person in the film who speaks more than a few words -- nor is there any obvious reason someone as popular, recognized and financially »

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