• Released
  • February 14, 2013
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 4 min
  • Romance
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 2,935 Fan Ratings
75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Beautiful Creatures has its metaphysical cosmology worked out, and it gives it to us in doses big enough that we understand its rules and believe in its world, but not so big that it starts to get cute or that we stop caring.
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75

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
There’s something so delicious when Brits such as Thompson and Irons sink their fangs – sorry – into Deep South dialect. Thompson devours scenery, supporting players and dialogue with every “Bless your heart, shooo-gah” in the script, and Irons curls his non-existent mustache with every syrupy zinger.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Beautiful Creatures, more than the "Twilight" films, lacks danger and momentum. The audience, like Ethan, spends way too much time waiting around for Lena to learn whether she's a good girl or a bad girl.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Beautiful Creatures tries terribly hard to establish its own mythology of magic and witchcraft and Southern-fried adolescent angst. This isn't Hogwarts, though, and it's not even Forks High from Twilight, but boy, you know Warner Bros., the studio behind Beautiful Creatures, wants it to be!
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It’s all a big, gluey metaphor for a girl’s sexual fears and raging mom conflicts, and, as in “Twilight,” the metaphor itself gets buried under mounting waves of CGI nonsense and a ridiculous back story about reincarnated Civil War lovers.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Lead actor Ehrenreich conveys a spirited charm, while Englert, the object of his affections, is more blandly self-contained.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a bigger yawn than it sounds.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Nicely cast and made with as much conviction as can be brought to something so intrinsically formulaic.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
What a peculiar production this is. Up to a certain point, it really does promise to be romantic.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Who could have predicted that one day we would long for the relative subtlety of “Twilight”? Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures is so outrageously florid, Bella and Edward’s baroque courtship looks understated by comparison.
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52 out of 100
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