Beyonce Movies Rated by Critics

Beyonce in “Austin Powers in Goldmember”.
New Line Cinema

  • Beyoncé isn’t just a musician—she’s also an accomplished actor.
  • She has appeared in numerous films, including “Dreamgirls” and “Austin Powers in Goldmember.”
  • Here are all the movies the “Crazy in Love” singer has starred in, ranked by critics.

9. “Obsessed” (2009)

Critics weren’t exactly obsessed with this film.
Screen Gems/Rainforest Movies/Parkwood Entertainment

In Obsessed, Beyoncé plays a married woman whose husband (Idris Elba) has a stalker.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

Also featuring: Idris Elba, Ali Larter

What critics said: “This is disgusting; a fist-chewing shame that has no right to a theatrical release.” —Wendy Ide, The Times of London

8. The Pink Panther (2006)

Beyoncé and Steve Martin in The Pink Panther.
Columbia/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

The Pink Panther follows Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Steve Martin) as he tries to solve the murder of a famous football coach and the theft of a diamond.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Also featuring: Steve Martin, Kevin Klein, Jean Reno

What critics said: “Needless to say, the plot is minor.” – Anna Smith, Time Out

7. “The Fighting Temptations” (2003)

Beyoncé in “The Fighting Temptations”.

A musical comedy, The Fighting Temptations’ main plot revolves around childhood friends Darrin (Cuba Gooding Jr.) and Lily (Beyoncé) as they try to revive a church choir.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Also featuring: Cuba Gooding Jr., Melba Moore, Mike Epps

What critics said: “All about the music and you’d have to be really tone deaf not to respond to its soaring harmonies and soulful spirituality.” – Neil Smith, BBC

6. “Carmen: A Hip Hop Opera” (2001)

Beyonce as Carmen Brown in “Carmen: A Hip Hopera”.
Carmen Productions/New Line Television

“Carmen: A Hip Hopera” was Beyoncé’s first major acting role. In the film, she plays the titular Carmen, who falls in love with an engaged police officer (Mehi Pfeiffer).

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Also featuring: Mehi Phifer, Yassin Bey, Reagan Gomez

What critics said: “As much as there are flashes of brilliance in ‘Carmen: A Hip Hopera,’ there’s also a mess.” —Kathleen Newman-Bremang, Refinery29

5. “The Lion King” (2019)

Beyoncé voices the character of Nala in 2019’s The Lion King.
Walt Disney Studios

A computer-animated remake of the 1994 Disney film of the same name, The Lion King follows the journey of a young lion named Simba (Donald Glover) after his father Mufasa (James Earl Jones) is killed by his uncle Scar (Chiutele Ejiofor). . ).

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Also featuring: Donald Glover, Seth Rogan, Chiwetel Ejiofor

What critics said: “Watch this ‘Lion King’ for the technical feats and musical numbers, then watch the original for satisfaction.” – Ted Piekarz, Chicago Reader

4. “Austin Powers in Goldmember” (2002)

Bay plays Foxy Cleopatra in “Goldmember”.
New Line Cinema

Austin Powers in Goldmember follows international spy Austin Powers (Mike Myers) as he tries to stop Dr. Evil (also Mike Myers) from taking over the world. Beyoncé plays Powers’ sidekick, Foxy Cleopatra.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 53%

Also featuring: Mike Myers, Seth Green, Verne Troyer

What critics said: “It’s an ode to indecent joy.” – David Edelstein, Slate

3. “Epic” (2013)

“Epic” had a superstar.
Blue Sky Studios/20th Century Fox Animation

Based on the 1996 children’s book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs, Epic follows the story of teenage Mary Katherine (Amanda Seyfried) after she is shrunk and teleported to a small forest kingdom.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 65%

Also featuring: Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell

What critics said: “For all its attempts at wonder, spectacle, and play, Epic is mostly a slogan.” — Bilge Ebiri, Vulture

2. “Cadillac Records” (2008)

Bay played soul legend Etta James on “Cadillac Records.”
TriStar Pictures/Sony Music/Parkwood Entertainment

Cadillac Records is a biographical drama film that chronicles the history of the record label Chess Records and its most famous artists, Etta James (Beyoncé), Howlin’ Wolf (Eamonn Walker) and Chuck Berry (Yasiin Bey).

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 66%

Also featuring: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Gabrielle Union

What critics said: “The music is great, so energetic and vibrant that it makes the drama seem unfocused in comparison. Beyoncé singing her heart out is the pick of a very impressive line-up.” — Anthony Quinn, The Independent

1. “Dreamgirls” (2006)

“Dreamgirls” was heavily inspired by the story of The Supremes.
DreamWorks Pictures/Paramount Pictures

Film à clef, “Dreamgirls” is a work of fiction that draws heavily on the history of the Motown record label and the first major female group, The Supremes. Beyoncé plays the lead singer of the group, Deanna Jones, who is based on Diana Ross.

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Also featuring: Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson

What critics said: “Very rooted in its disco-era decadence, but always fiercely, vibrantly fresh.” – Matty Lucas, The Dispatch

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