Heavenly Creatures Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic
September 7, 2011

Lynskey and Winslet are extraordinary actresses.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
David Rooney
Variety
Top Critic
February 11, 2008

Combines original vision, a drop-dead command of the medium and a successful marriage between a dazzling, kinetic techno-show and a complex, credible portrait of the out-of-control relationship between the crime's two schoolgirl perpetrators.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
February 11, 2008

Unlike the campy excess of Jackson's earlier Dead Alive, deliberate overkill ltimately points toward a dearth of ideas rather than a surfeit.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

Acted with conviction, and directed and written with febrile vibrancy.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic
July 7, 2005

| Original Score: 4/5
Janet Maslin
New York Times
Top Critic
May 20, 2003

Stylish and eerily compelling before it overplays its campy excesses, Heavenly Creatures does have a feverish intensity to recommend it.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
Top Critic
May 12, 2001

1994 spellbinder.

James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Revealed in unforgettable fashion by a capable director, the events that unfold in this film are not easily forgotten.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Jackson (who wrote the script with Frances Walsh) evokes the girlsā(TM) fantasy world with scenes featuring plasticene figures, creating an eerie, metaphysical dimension to the movie.

Hal Hinson
Washington Post
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

Powerful, evocative movie.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

An unforgettable experience.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

What makes Jackson's film enthralling and frightening is the way it shows these two unhappy girls, creating an alternative world so safe and attractive they thought it was worth killing for.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4