- Base-Breaking Character: Belle. Reviews loved her, loved the performance and praised the actress. The audience was much more divided — is she an annoying character that should have been left out, or an awesome character that should have been the only lead?
- He Really Can Act: Dianna Agron as Belle impressed a lot of people by holding her own against heavyweights like Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfeiffer.
- So Okay, It's Average: As far as critics reviews go, if they're not denouncing Luc Besson's writing ability or fanwanking over the acting (or both), they pretty much say it's "a likable enough way to spend an hour and forty-five minutes" (Cinema Blend).
YMMV / Malavita