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      Beau Is Afraid

      R Released Apr 21, 2023 2h 59m Adventure Horror Mystery & Thriller Comedy Drama TRAILER for Beau Is Afraid: Trailer 2 List Beau Is Afraid: Trailer 2 Beau Is Afraid: Trailer 2 0:45 Beau Is Afraid: Featurette - Behind the Scenes Beau Is Afraid: Featurette - Behind the Scenes 1:11 Beau Is Afraid: Trailer 1 Beau Is Afraid: Trailer 1 2:24 View more videos
      68% Tomatometer 269 Reviews 71% Audience Score 250+ Verified Ratings A paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother in this bold and ingeniously depraved new film from writer/director Ari Aster. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Beau Is Afraid is overstuffed to the point of erasing the line between self-flagellation and self-indulgence, but Ari Aster's bravura and Joaquin Phoenix's sheer commitment give this neurotic odyssey undeniable power.

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      It's very long, very confusing, and definitely not for everyone -- but love it or hate it, it's hard not to respect Beau Is Afraid's ambition.

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      Ben Walters Sight & Sound It’s hard to thrill to the turn of the screw when the wheels have already come off. Jun 8, 2023 Full Review Guy Lodge Film of the Week An often sensationally funny black comedy, poetically punctuated by the horror of the human condition. The connecting tissue between all three films is the dread of mortality, which in Beau is Afraid is given a run for its money by the terror of living. Jun 2, 2023 Full Review Donald Clarke Irish Times It’s not that the laughter is set against the despair. It is the despair itself that is so funny – so absurd, so pointless, so pathetic. Rated: 5/5 May 23, 2023 Full Review Jorge Ignacio Castillo The Canadian Crew Alas, at least the first hour of Beau is Afraid is a complete riot, a smorgasbord of black comedy and modern neuroses with a dash of slapstick. The real feat would have been to sustain that pace for the entire movie. Rated: 3.5/5 Jun 13, 2024 Full Review Sarah Vincent Sarah G Vincent Views “Beau Is Afraid” is a surreal Boots (“Sorry to Bother You”) Riley-esque “The Fabelmans” (2022) meets “The Truman Show” (1998) without being derivative and still delivering quintessential Aster cinema Jun 2, 2024 Full Review Maxance Vincent InSession Film Aster continuously assaults your patience into something that never once materializes into anything tangible but is so riotously entertaining and absurd that you can’t help but love it. Mar 5, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Annalise Ari Aster's best so far, he made a horror epic! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/24/23 Full Review Sally This movie was so weird. Ari Aster is a master at playing with your mind and presenting things you would never expect. This movie felt like a fever dream that just wouldnt end. I have so many questions. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/01/23 Full Review Josh I cannot say that Beau is Afraid is objectively the best movie I've ever watched, although it is certainly among the top 10. What I can say, however, is that this movie is the most haunting. I can guarantee that there will be no point in the next few months where I will not have this movie residing somewhere in the back of my mind. I do not dare go into specifics for fear of spoiling the movie, but I will say that as the credits rolled, I felt glued to my seat, in a dual state of needing to cry and being unable to do so in a way that would properly represent what I would be crying for. This is that kind of movie. You should watch it, but pick a time that you won't need to do anything for the rest of the evening, because now I have to go to therapy of all things, and I don't know if I'm ready to return to my own life that quickly. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 05/30/23 Full Review Chris Great acting, editing, and cinematography. Loved the ironic humor but it derailed about half way and never recovered. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/16/23 Full Review Stephen It was a very original movie. The pacing is as unconventional, and rough in some parts, but I’d still suggest it to people who like unique movies. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/15/23 Full Review abCynth666 The bar for f**ked up films has been raised. Like a unrelenting bad dream. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Movie Info

      Synopsis A paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother in this bold and ingeniously depraved new film from writer/director Ari Aster.
      Director
      Ari Aster
      Producer
      Lars Knudsen, Ari Aster
      Screenwriter
      Ari Aster
      Distributor
      A24
      Production Co
      MTL Grandé Studios, A24, IPR.VC, Access Entertainment, Square Peg
      Rating
      R (Graphic Nudity|Drug Use|Language|Sexual Content|Strong Violent Content)
      Genre
      Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Thriller, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 21, 2023, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 13, 2023
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $8.1M
      Runtime
      2h 59m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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