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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. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. (c) WB

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Beautiful Creatures is like the Twilight movies but with a chaperone making sure the boys dance a foot apart from the girls."
‑ Wesley Morris, Grantland
"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."
‑ Joel Arnold, NPR
"A superficial supernatural story that aimlessly seeks to follow in the footsteps of 'Twilight.'"
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"A startlingly good exploration of good, evil and the perseverance of love."
‑ Wesley Lovell, Cinema Sight
"This is a perfectly solid coming-of-age fantasy, closer in spirit to 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' than to the recent spate of Stephenie Meyer clones."
‑ Margot Harrison, Seven Days
"'Beautiful Creatures' is stylish, campy fun at times."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"A dash -- only a dash -- of Tim Burton ghoulishness might have helped."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"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."
‑ Travis Hopson,
"Beautiful Creatures is a half-filled glass of teen pablum..."
‑ Elias Savada, Film Threat
"I found myself growing incredibly bored by the film. Nothing was new or fresh enough to earn my interest."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"The movie is claimed ... by narrative incoherence, Tim Burton-envy and the usual demons of digital effects."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"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."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Surprisingly peppy and charming -- not transcendent of its narrowly defined genre, but a worthwhile entry in it, and not a bad film all around."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Twitch
"I wanted to know more about the Casters, and hopefully we'll get a sequel to round out the mythos better."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Who would've thought that Emo Witches and Satanic Southern MILFS could end up being so entertaining?"
‑ Marc Fennell, Triple J
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