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Danny Boyle United Kingdom, 2000

Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film The Beach

Underrated film from director Danny Boyle is not without its plot contrivances, but is a fresh and original story told with a strong visual flair. Leonardo DiCaprio is good, and there's some great supporting turns from Robert Carlyle and Tilda Swinton. Some of the character motivations towards the end start to get a little hard to follow, but still a film that's definitely worth a look.