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R Released May 11, 2018 1h 47m Mystery & Thriller Horror Romance TRAILER for Beast: Trailer 1 List
92% Tomatometer 146 Reviews 74% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings
In a small island community, a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape her oppressive family. When he comes under suspicion for a series of murders, she defends him at all costs. Read More Read Less
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Beast plays like bleak poetry, unfurling its psychological thrills while guided by its captivating leads and mesmerizing, visceral visuals.

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Ben Sachs Chicago Reader The leads deliver affecting, nuanced performances, which gives heft to the psychological insights. Mar 5, 2020 Full Review Meagan Navarro Bloody Disgusting The tonal shift undoes what amounts to one of the more interesting origins of a serial killer in the making. A thriller without much thrills, Beast is a thought-provoking character study and sort of a dark fairy tale. Rated: 2.5/5 Dec 5, 2018 Full Review David Stratton The Australian Beast is a skilful debut from Pearce and a mostly satisfying example of suspense created out of mundane incidents and everyday events. Rated: 3.5/5 Sep 14, 2018 Full Review Charlotte Harrison Charlotte Sometimes Goes to the Movies An intriguing and atmospheric gem. Aug 6, 2021 Full Review Milana Vujkov Lola On Film Silver bullet of dark erotica, fertile pathology, a sunlit and soiled mystical union of shadows and light. Rated: 4/5 Jul 29, 2021 Full Review David Bax Battleship Pretension Beast's unfiltered tactility can alternate between warm and painful. Oh, and there's plenty of cinematic rainfall to boot. Dec 10, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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Sarah D Beast is exactly what I look for in a movie. Dynamic female lead, and themes of sexuality and morality. It tackles the complicated relationship with an emotionally abusive family, the desperate desire to be loved, and how we punish oneself and others. A covert thrill that satisfies. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/11/24 Full Review Jenna S Almost a good film. Sadly the ending let it down. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/24 Full Review Jeffrey P The captivating performance from the lead cannot help the fact that this underwhelms as it just never comes together as expected. Ending was meh. How was this classified as horror? Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/11/23 Full Review Mike M I caught up with this late, but I'm very glad that I did. The plot is remarkably well developed, the acting first class, the narrative keeps changing perspective so that the viewer is left wondering and guessing where the boundary between truth and fiction actually is, resulting in frequent re-evaluations of the two lead characters. It is a film that really engaged me. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 08/22/23 Full Review Gareth v Psychological thriller that doesn't quite reach it's full potential. Solid enough though. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/23/23 Full Review Wolfgang G Beast ist ein Psychothriller des Regisseurs Michael Pearce… Eine Frau, die in einer isolierten Umgebung lebt, gerät in eine schwierige Lage… Eine gute Psycho-Geschichte, eine Frau zwischen zwei verschiedenen Welten, zum einen ihre enge Familie, zum anderen ihren freigeistigen Freund… ein bisschen langsam und langatmig erzählt… aber eine gute Schauspiel- und Charakterentwicklung der Darsteller… Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Movie Info

Synopsis In a small island community, a troubled young woman falls for a mysterious outsider who empowers her to escape her oppressive family. When he comes under suspicion for a series of murders, she defends him at all costs.
Michael Pearce
Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark, Ivana Mackinnon
Michael Pearce
Roadside Attractions, 30West
Production Co
Les Films Séville, Roadside Attractions, BFI Film Fund, British Film Institute, Film4, Entertainment One
R (Language|Disturbing Violent Content|Some Sexuality)
Mystery & Thriller, Horror, Romance
Original Language
British English
Release Date (Theaters)
May 11, 2018, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 21, 2018
Box Office (Gross USA)
1h 47m
Sound Mix
Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
Scope (2.35:1)
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