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The Beach

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The Beach

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
119 minutes
performer:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, Robert Carlyle, Tilda Swinton
director:
Danny Boyle
distributor:
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author:
John Hodge
genre:
Romance, Drama, ActionAdventure, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

Isolated from his modern-day-hippie islandmates, Leonardo DiCaprio briefly goes Apocalypse Now Brando, launching the most inspired sequence of The Beach, an ambling meditation on paradise and innocence lost from Trainspotting director Danny Boyle. Longing for spiritual and intellectual depth, both DiCaprio’s traveler and the film itself suffer from an overabundance of style in the pursuit of substance. B-

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