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Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Beyoncé's silver tour hits the silver screen; some swearing.

Movie NR 2023 169 minutes
Renaissance: A Film by Beyonce Movie Poster: Beyonce is shown in profile, her head thrown back and her back arched

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age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+

Great movie, with lots of amazing messages and great role models, quite a bit of swearing

age 13+

Beyonce delivers an awesome and motivational performance!!

I really enjoyed watching Beyonce perform. She is beautiful and a great singer. I learned about her clothing designers, her MC, her daughter Blue Ivy and her parents. I also learned about how much work goes into creating the stage. The performances by B and her dancers are excellent. The last two songs were just ok. I felt that she should've ended the concert with stronger songs. Honestly, I enjoyed her older songs more than the more recent songs. Overall, I loved the movie, and I was dancing in my seat. It's a must see for all B fans. I did not like all of the profanity that was used. Mainly the song used over the closing credits was terrible. So many F-Bombs were in that song. All of the profanity should've been censored out and this film should've been PG-13. B has many young impressionable fans. I expect more from her than this. I don't recommend this for children under ten years old.

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This is a stunning peek inside Beyoncé's mind and her journey to creating a musical masterpiece. Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé gives viewers an all-access pass to Act I of the star's reported three-act career finale. The film was created by Parkwood Entertainment, Beyoncé's own company. She served as the film's writer, director (along with James B. Merryman and Mark Ritchie), and producer -- which comes across in the intentionality and care that are used to tell a story in each scene of the film. At one point, the icon remarks, "I have nothing to prove to anyone at this point" -- but she does indeed prove why she's incomparable. Ultimately, she comes across as a hardworking performer, a loving mother, and an innovative thinker.

Renaissance is a new beginning and a rebirth, and it's also a place where everyone belongs and all are welcome. Beyoncé shares her vulnerabilities as a Black woman and her appreciation for her life struggles and experiences. She also pays homage to those who paved the way and served as her inspiration. From her Uncle Johnny and her mother, Tina Knowles, to Kevin JZ Prodigy and Diana Ross, Beyoncé gives credit to those who've touched her life and inspired her passion and creativity. She shares emotional moments on and off the stage, including clips of home videos that may prompt viewers to laugh and cry along with her. Beyoncé seems to truly appreciate all those who choose to take this musical journey of healing and love with her. Even for those who attended the concert live, this inside view of its creation is likely to offer new appreciation for its achievements, both musically and visually. And fans will likely want to get up and groove along with the album's chart-topping hits, which have intentionally inclusive lyrics. It's a must-see for anyone who considers themselves a member of the Beehive -- and there's a special musical treat during the end credits.

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