Beautiful Creatures (2001)



Critic Consensus: Implausible, uneven, and gratuitously violent, this esotrogen-powered crime caper lacks the finesse of Thelma and Louise or Guy Ritchie's work.

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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 … More

Rating: R (strong violence and sexuality, drug use and language)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Simon Donald
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 2, 2001
United International Pictures - Official Site


as Dorothy

as Hepburn

as Garage Attendant

as Train Guard

as Man in Lift

as Man on Beach

as Small Boy on Beach

as Mother on Beach

as Duty Sergeant

as Police Pathologist

as Sergeant Binnie

as Policeman on Bridge
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Critic Reviews for Beautiful Creatures

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (21)

Writer and coproducer Simon Donald offers an efficient plot, and director Bill Eagles knows how to pace the actors and action while delivering it.

Full Review… | April 12, 2010
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Emits an aura of contrived cool.

April 27, 2001
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Too much style and not enough of anything else.

April 27, 2001
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The dialogue is banal and the characters are irritatingly dumb.

Full Review… | April 24, 2001
Top Critic

Tedious and unfunny.

Full Review… | April 23, 2001
Top Critic

Why should boys have all the fun in the movies?

Full Review… | April 20, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Beautiful Creatures

2-1/2 Stars Best part of the movie is Pluto the slightly Pink dog does not Die. Low budget "Lock stock and two smoking barrels" painted on a "Thelma and Louise" canvas. Well paced and continually involving. Even if you don't like the Violence and the cliche derivative male characters you won't turn it off until the end. Rachel Weisz character "Pentula" is trapped in a violent relationship with the brother of a mobster. Her character of a blonde ditz is so poorly developed, its hard to feel anything for her. Susan Lynch is much more dynamic of a character as Dorothy, the brains of the operation. The movie really turns into flat cliche when her heroine junky boyfriend shows up and shoots her dog. (But he's OK in the end)

Bill Cavros

Super Reviewer

Maybe the low reviews gave me low expectations so I found it better than expected. Some good twists and turns that keep you interested to find out who knows what and how it will come together.

G Loftin

I am certainly in the minority on this one. I enjoyed it, particularly the leads. Susan Lynch is quite good and Rachel Weisz is terrific, they make the movie work. It's a good balance of humor and crime thriller. There are a few slow patches, but nothing terrible and for the most part it held my interest. Good cinematography.

James Higgins

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