Beautiful Creatures
Beautiful Creatures (2013)

A supernatural love story set in the South, "Beautiful Creatures" tells the tale of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), a young man longing to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl.… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 21, 2013
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46%
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54%



Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Charming romantic leads and esteemed supporting cast aside, Beautiful Creatures is a plodding YA novel adaptation that feels watered down for the Twilight set.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

Beautiful Creatures is like the Twilight movies but with a chaperone making sure the boys dance a foot apart from the girls.

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Joel Arnold
NPR

This surprisingly beguiling attempt to blend fantasy, coming-of-age drama, melodrama, camp and social critique isn't always successful - but it's nearly always entertaining.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A superficial supernatural story that aimlessly seeks to follow in the footsteps of 'Twilight.'

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

'Beautiful Creatures' is stylish, campy fun at times.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

A dash -- only a dash -- of Tim Burton ghoulishness might have helped.

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Travis Hopson
Examiner.com

May tap into familiar themes of forbidden love oppression, but it's the unique texture of the world, along with the phenomenal cast surrounding it that makes this the most promising teen supernatural drama yet.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

The movie is claimed ... by narrative incoherence, Tim Burton-envy and the usual demons of digital effects.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

This fantasy about witches and warlocks walking among us was clearly produced for the Twilight crowd, but a witty script and the enjoyably hammy performances from Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons broaden its appeal.

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Eric D. Snider
Twitch

Surprisingly peppy and charming -- not transcendent of its narrowly defined genre, but a worthwhile entry in it, and not a bad film all around.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Chick flick here!! I am a sucker for romantic stories. This was a surprisingly good one, since I expected a cheap ripoff of the Twilight series. Good acting.… More
Film Crazy
Enjoyable enough with two big names it is watchable but not a must see. Is a very teen movie though.
Christian C
I strain to recall a movie where the hunky male lead was played by someone less hunky. Still, it was a fun movie with a coherent script and nice special… More
familiar stranger
I felt it like a short version of Twilight with adequate adaptations. Then again, one can argue that it were just a few elements common in the concept. As you… More
Apeneck Fletcher
A gothic romance with supernatural elements thrown in to appease those wretched poor among the sensation-deprived, is lush and kitschy fun (more so with the… More
Josh Lewis
Beautiful Creatures is a generic fantasy tale that desperately wants to capture the tween audience of Twilight who just want to swoon over characters and not… More