Beautiful Creatures
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In this contemporary thriller set in Scotland, two women, Dorothy (Susan Lynch) and Petula (Rachel Weisz), bond over a dangerous encounter. Petula is being routinely beaten by her boyfriend Brian (Tom Mannion); Dorothy, after having left her unstable relationship with Tony (Iain Glen), accidentally kills Brian in a fit of rage. In desperation, the two women forge a bizarre scheme to convince Brian's older, more powerful brother Ronnie (Maurice Roeves) that Brian has been kidnapped. Their plan hits a snag, however, when Detective Inspector Hepburn (Alex Norton) begins to suspect the women… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Writer and coproducer Simon Donald offers an efficient plot, and director Bill Eagles knows how to pace the actors and action while delivering it."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"The dialogue is banal and the characters are irritatingly dumb."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The well of surprise is all but parched in the post-Tarantino seriocomic crime caper genre."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A black comedy triggered with snide Guy Ritchie type of lowbrow British humor that is not as clever as it thinks it is."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Style doesn't count for much if you just don't care."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Emits an aura of contrived cool."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Tedious and unfunny."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"The main problems with Beautiful Creatures lie in execution -- the film's baser machinations come across as nothing more than indie film quirks."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"Engaging and successful for fans of the genre"
‑ Christopher Null,
"Suffers from familiarity -- this whole genre should take a well-deserved rest."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"Too much style and not enough of anything else."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Why should boys have all the fun in the movies?"
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"More Tom and Jerry than Thelma and Louise."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"Always surprising and the performances are carefully calibrated."
‑ Jay Stone, Ottawa Citizen
"A fun, Bound-like off-kilter psycho-dance."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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