A recently widowed man and his two teenage daughters travel to a game reserve in South Africa. However, their journey of healing soon turns into a fight for survival when a bloodthirsty lion starts to stalk them.
Runtime: 120 minutes
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thrillers
Stars: Idris Elba, Leah Jeffries, Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley, Riley Keough, Melanie Jarnson, Amara Miller, Dorian Hedgewood, Anzor Alem, Damon Burtley, Hudson Anne-Black, Billy Gallagher, Kate Grisley, Robby MacIsaac, Travis Lemrick, Anzor Alem, Martin Munro, Liyabuya Gongo, Daniel Hadebe, Thapelo Sebogodi, Chris Langan, Mduduzi Mavimbela, Chris Gxalaba, Kazi Khuboni, Chris Langa
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
cardsrock - 10 January 2023 Not as bad as others are whining about No, this isn't Jaws, but it certainly isn't a 1/10 all time failure. A good chunk of the film is entertaining and well-filmed. It gets a little ridiculous near the end, but up to that point, bar some dumb decision-making, it's not a bad film. The one-shot technique lends a perspective of feeling like a participant in the savannah horror which was pretty neat.
Yes, the daughters are unbearably annoying, but Idris being his usual cool self counterbalances a lot of that. Take the family drama stuff out of the movie and it's a pretty tight, engaging thriller. Beast is far from the worst movie to come out this year and there are far worse ways to spend 90 minutes.
sharron-denice - 26 December 2022 OMG What absolutely irritating children! Thats really all I have to say about the movie, the children are so absolutely irritating it brings down the quality of the movie. Their actions and continued disobedience make the movie entirely unrealistic and their acting is poor. It feels like a low budget Lifetime movie. Now I know why I never heard of this movie, because its not worth mentioning. Also Elba seems a bit one-dimensional, I never realized it before but there isn't much depth coming from him its as if he relies on his voice to carry the weight of his poor acting. Im actually shocked at how bad this movie was. Watch only if you are bored and need something to fall asleep to.