Beast Beast

critic Reviews

, 78% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    Chen is extraordinary in a third act that strips Krista down to the bone, and it's easy to imagine how this entire movie would've fallen apart with a lesser actress to steer it home.
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    Odie HendersonRogerEbert.com
    If you've lived long enough, or have seen enough movies, you can easily predict every single thing that takes place here, including its jarring tonal swing.
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    Monica CastilloRogerEbert.com
    A conflicted work, but not without its merits, especially when it comes to Chen's performance.
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    Beandrea JulyHollywood Reporter
    All three young actors who play the leads deliver solid performances that make them effortless tour guides through their intersecting stories.
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    Amy NicholsonVariety
    Even in the noir climax, "Beast Beast's" ideas about validation and integrity are worth a grapple.
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    Yolanda MachadoTheWrap
    The doc-style cinematography allows the camera to act as an undercover agent, going deep into Gen Z territory.
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    Rich ClineShadows on the Wall
    While writer-director Madden's approach isn't particularly subtle, it definitely gets us thinking.
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    Monique JonesCommon Sense Media
    This drama starts out quietly, but it slowly simmers until it's at a full boil of angst and trauma related to issues affecting teens today...
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    Nathaniel MuirAIPT
    Great acting and storytelling in one of the most authentic depictions of growing up.
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    Aaron PetersonThe Hollywood Outsider
    Danny Madden has delivered a strong indictment of the teenage experience in a film that should only grow esteem with age.
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