Notebook Reviews: THE BEACH

Danny Boyle – 2000

2.5 out of 5 stars

Considering the talent, the budget and the hype involved, The Beach comes across as a seriously lacklustre effort.

Danny Boyle‘s film is a good-looking, if soulless affair which is let down by some very bad creative choices in the last act (the video game sequence is diabolical).

Leonardo DiCaprio is solid enough in his first post-Titanic role but ultimately The Beach would have been so much more if the film was made on a smaller scale. A major disappointment.