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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a bigger yawn than it sounds. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

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

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    What a peculiar production this is. Up to a certain point, it really does promise to be romantic. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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! show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    Nicely cast and made with as much conviction as can be brought to something so intrinsically formulaic. show more

  • 75
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    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. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Sun-Times

    Beautiful Creatures springs to life whenever Irons, Thompson or Rossum is centerstage. The grown-ups get to wear all the coolest costumes and spout all the juiciest lines. Problem is, this isn't their story. It's first and foremost a semi-plodding teen romance with supernatural overtones. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    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. show more

  • June 21, 2013 jq00000000154893
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    Nothing like the book! It left out 3 characters that make Ethan who he is. I don\'t know how they will make the next one because so much of what was left out comes again in the next book. If you haven\'t read the books you will probably like it, but if you have you will be disappointed.

  • May 31, 2013 AiyanaJ
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    This movie totally ruined the books for me. now when i read them i will picture the dork with the worst southern accent. They made the movie with the idea of the story not the book. Casting was all wrong in all characters, terrible acting. waste of time and money.

  • May 26, 2013 Princess Cathy
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    I haven\'t looked forward to a movie like this in a long time - and WHAT a disappointment. If you have read the series - DO NOT see the movie. It will just make you mad. I was SO angry by the end of the movie. If you can\'t stay true to the book characters - don\'t make the movie at all. FAIL

  • March 06, 2013 flatdialogue
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    Talking the plot saved the budget .

  • March 06, 2013 xx00000000140159
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    Beautiful Creatures is one of the movies with the best chemistry between two lead stars that I have ever seen. A fabulous cast with fabuou acting including Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Emmy Rossum, Eileen Atkins and others. The script is excellent, moving and touching. Since I am a seasoned romantic comedy buff, I am familiar with what is out there (although I did not see the vampire films). Outstanding are the amazing qualities of the boyfriend Ethan and the sizzling chemistry that Ethan creates with Lena. This film with Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert is definitely my top romantic film pick. For these reasons and the way the couple faces these issues, this is my top pick of all time so far. To the Director Richard LaGravenese: the critics ratings for this film are dead wrong—from my heart to yours, thank you for producing this film.It\'s a t

  • March 04, 2013 velbe
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    Certainly what I would consider a \"teen\" movie. Good matinee movie. Presents the witchcraft thing in a positive light for those who might want to be forewarned.

  • March 01, 2013 raysellw
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    omigosh that movie was so good and i think its awesome that she turned half dark half light awesome

  • February 26, 2013 Luna
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    Loved the movie, will be reading the books next.......

  • February 24, 2013 lhutton12101
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    This movie was the best movie ever!!!!!!! I\'ve never read the books but it was sooooooooooooooo good. The characters are great, loved it!

  • February 23, 2013 tb00000000138978
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    boriingggg!!!! waste of time and money!!!!!!!!

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