BEAST (2022) Reviews of Idris Alba rogue lion thriller – plus all the clips

NEW! Visitors ratings! Press a star to indicate your rating of this movie!
  

Beast-movie-film-thriller-rogue-lion-2022-Idris-Alba-1

Beast is a 2022 American action thriller about a father and his two teenage daughters who find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the savannah has but one apex predator.

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur (Everest; 2 Guns and Contraband) from a screenplay written by Ryan Engle (Rampage; Non-Stop) based on co-executive producer Jaime Primak Sullivan’s story. Produced by Will Packer, James Lopez and Baltasar Kormákur. Bernard Bellew co-executive produced.

The movie stars Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley, Leah Sava Jeffries, Mel Jarnson, Amara Miller, Dorian Hedgewood, Damon Burtley and Hudson Anne-Black.

Plot:
Doctor Nate Daniels (Idris Alba) is a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, on a long-planned trip with their daughters to a game reserve managed by Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley), an old family friend and wildlife biologist.

Beast-movie-film-thriller-rogue-lion-2022-Idris-Alba-2

But what begins as a journey of healing jolts into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a survivor of blood-thirsty poachers who now sees all humans as the enemy, begins stalking them…

Release:
In the USA, Universal Pictures will release Beast theatrically on 19 August 2022. In the UK, Universal Pictures will release Beast in cinemas on August 26, 2022.

Reviews:
” …the attempts at B-movie thrills mostly succeed, and the characterization goes farther than expected in keeping you invested. Its anti-poaching messaging remains only surface level, but the performances led by Idris Elba are convincing, and it’s well crafted in its visual storytelling. Beast may not bite as hard as it’d like, but it’s entertaining enough while it lasts.” 3 out of 5, Bloody Disgusting

Beast is an effective B-movie thriller that overcomes its mediocre writing with well-shot sequences and a solid lead performance by Idris Elba.” CGM Backlot

“There are moments to praise both man and beast, effectively showing the balance in characterization and thrills, overcoming the familiarity of the experience. Idris Elba also enters beast mode and punches a lion in the face, which is worth the price of admission itself.” Flickering Myth

“Elba, always a powerful presence in whatever role he takes on, does the best he can in “Beast,” but the threadbare nature of the plotting and dialogue ultimately defeats him.” Seattle Times

Everest director Baltasar Kormakur crafts his man-versus-wild-animal drama with some niftily tense suspense sequences that split the difference between compelling and cheesy. But whether it’s the so-so CGI or the threadbare character development, Beast frustratingly refuses to aspire to be more than a competent, disposable actioner.” Screen Daily

“Elba is an incredibly physical performer who instinctively comes up with little bits of business to reveal the personality of his character. The ending is ludicrous, and yet it works because of all that Elba has invested in making this protective papa convincing. That’s the beauty of Beast: The lion may look fake, but the stakes feel real.” Variety

For YouTube reviews and content and more movie info click the page 2 link below

MOVIES and MANIA is a genuinely independent website and we rely solely on the minor income generated by internet ads to stay online and expand. Please support us by not blocking ads. Thank you. As an Amazon Associate, the owner occasionally earns a very tiny amount from qualifying linked purchases.