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Neither the cinematic beauty that is Jean Cocteau’s 1946 masterpiece, nor the commercial beast that Disney released in 1991, French director Christophe Gans (Silent Hill, The Brotherhood of the Wolf) delivers an effects-laden adaptation of the famous fairly tale whose visual flourishes hardly compensate for a premise that plays out as kitschier than ever before. Released on Gallic screens just before its international bow at the Berlinale, this hefty €33M ($45M) Franco-German production feels at once too contrived for adults and too overcooked for kids, resulting in one giant fur ball of bleh that will see only modest

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- Jordan Mintzer

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