(2000)

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Metascore

Based on 28 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
50
Sally Field has actually made a likeable movie.
40
Beautiful is a mess, but not without interest.
38
USA Today
Burdened with so many poky scenes that it approaches the level of the distributor's "Drowning Mona" and "Whipped," both candidates for the year's worst.
38
San Francisco Examiner
SORRY, SALLY. I didn't like it. I really didn't like it.
30
Chicago Reader
Sally Field's direction is pedestrian, though she does manage to get winning performances out of Driver and Eisenberg.
25
(Driver) is stuck in a mess of a movie that suffers from awkward writing, a plot with major disconnects in plausibility, an annoyingly screechy kid character and cheesy production values.
25
Chicago Sun-Times
It's a movie with so many inconsistencies, improbabilities, unanswered questions and unfinished characters that we have to suspend not only disbelief but also intelligence.
20
L.A. Weekly
Made with the slick, shorthand complacency of a TV movie, Beautiful is so overstuffed with contrivance, you can hardly breathe.
20
There's no particular reason to see this disappointingly trivial picture on the bigscreen.
10
Teeters from a noisy sitcom (only one step removed from "The Beverly Hillbillies") to brickbat satire until it collapses in a pool of redemptive mush.

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