Beauty and the Beast 2017 is a 2017 American musical romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon from a screenplay written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and co-produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mandeville Films. The film is based on Disney’s 1991 animated film of the same name, itself an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s eighteenth-century fairy tale.
Beauty and the Beast 2017 movie details
Directed by Bill Condon
Produced by David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman
Screenplay by Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos
Based on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast by Linda Woolverton, Beauty and the Beast, by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson
Music by Alan Menken
Cinematography Tobias A. Schliessler
Edited by Virginia Katz
Production Walt Disney Pictures, Mandeville Films
Beauty and the Beast 2017 movie review
Beauty and the Beast received mostly yet generally positive reviews, with praise for the faithfulness to the original film with a few elements of the Broadway musical version, cast performances, visuals, Jacqueline Durran’s costume designs, Alan Menken’s musical score and songs, though the designs of the Beast and the servants’ household object forms received mixed reviews. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 70% based on 289 reviews, with an average rating of 6.6/10. The site’s critical consensus reads, “With an enchanting cast, beautifully crafted songs, and a painterly eye for detail, Beauty and the Beast offers a faithful yet fresh retelling that honors its beloved source material.” On Metacritic, the film has a score of 65 out of 100, based on 47 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. In CinemaScore polls, audiences gave the film an average grade of “A” on an A+ to F scale.