Beautiful Creatures (2013)



Critic 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.

Movie Info

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. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town. (c) WB

Rating: PG-13 (for violence, scary images and some sexual material)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Richard LaGravenese
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 21, 2013
Box Office: $19.4M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


as Ethan Wate

as Lena Duchannes

as Macon Ravenwood

as Mrs. Lincoln/Sarafin...

as Gramma

as Aunt Del

as Emily Asher

as Savannah Snow

as Genevieve Duchannes

as Larkin Ravenwood

as Mrs. Hester

as Reverend Stephens

as Mayor Snow

as Principal Herbert

as Ethan Carter Wate

as Mrs. Asher

as Union Captain

as Union Soldier
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Critic Reviews for Beautiful Creatures

All Critics (171) | Top Critics (44)

Beautiful Creatures is like the Twilight movies but with a chaperone making sure the boys dance a foot apart from the girls.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Top Critic

There's an air of contempt to the picture, with a lot of bored, talented people openly acknowledging that they probably should be doing something more productive with their time.

Full Review… | April 28, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

A superficial supernatural story that aimlessly seeks to follow in the footsteps of 'Twilight.'

Full Review… | December 23, 2013
Big Hollywood

May tap into familiar themes of forbidden love oppression, but it's the unique texture of the world, along with the phenomenal cast surrounding it that makes this the most promising teen supernatural drama yet.

Full Review… | October 9, 2013

Surprisingly peppy and charming -- not transcendent of its narrowly defined genre, but a worthwhile entry in it, and not a bad film all around.

Full Review… | July 13, 2013

A startlingly good exploration of good, evil and the perseverance of love.

Full Review… | June 18, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Beautiful Creatures

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. Emma Thompson as the evil, and self-amused matriarch, is perfectly cast. Jeremy Irons was wonderful, as usual. I enjoyed this very much...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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 effects.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

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 over-the-top additions of Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons darkly waltzing all over it, the easy English affinity for the Southern dialect nearly lambasted). And as a side note, Dhani Harrison (George's son) provides the interesting soundtrack. Better than the Twilight series it nearly resembles (the teen angst/romance thing) for its acting and characterisations, still the plot loses the uumph it would've needed to push this out of teen drama territory.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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