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: February 14, 2013
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2013
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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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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

For those still mourning the end of the Twilight series, here's something to get you back on your feet - another supernatural teen love story, with witches and warlocks replacing vampires and werewolves.

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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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Monica Castillo
Bitch Media

It's a Southern-fried supernatural teen romance that's all empty calories and rich taste-just the thing for a Valentine's Day release.

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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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J. Olson
Cinemixtape

It never finds any kind of balance, going from tasteful but kind of dull to inane and sort of captivating.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
This teen gothic drama got no love at all in the theatres, and despite its no-name leads, muddled southern accents, and liberties taken from the books (which I… More
Kevin M. Williams
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
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