What do critics think of Beyonce's Disney movie Black is King?

BLACK IS KING is the Beyonce's new visual album, which comes with music videos, short films and other such content - but what do critics think?

PUBLISHED: 15:09, Fri, Jul 31, 2020 | UPDATED: 15:09, Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Black Is King sees Beyonce pushing boundaries again, releasing a new visual album. Black is King has arrived on Disney Plus to acclaim from fans, who have rated it very highly, if the social media reaction is anything to go by. However, the views of critics are less clear, and it is interesting to hear what the music pros make of Beyonce’s work.


It seems critics are joining with fans in their view of Beyonce’s Black is King, giving it his star ratings.

The Evening Standard’s David Smyth handed the singer four stars for the visual album, calling it “a sumptuous, breathtaking celebration of ancestry.”

He wrote: “In one of many poetic linking speeches, Beyoncé says, ‘We have always been wonderful… We were before they knew what was.’

“With this vivid celebration, she goes way beyond saying Black Lives Matter to showing the dazzling inspiration of her ancestry.”

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According to Smyth, the story follows a similar vein to The Lion King, a movie for which Beyonce lent her voice.

The Lion King’s release and the companion album The Lion King: The Gift released last year are closely connected to Black is King, in its somewhat story and also in its themes.

Deadline’s Dominic Patten headlined his review of Beyonce’s new visual album: “Queen Bey’s Disney+ Visual Album Is Modern Mythology In Action.”

Clearly this has impressed critics, though at present an overall aggregated rating has not been offered.

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