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Beautiful Creatures Reviews

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
May 23, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Monica Castillo
Bitch Media
May 10, 2016
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.
Travis Hopson
Examiner.com
October 9, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Eric D. Snider
ScreenAnarchy
July 13, 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.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
June 18, 2013
A startlingly good exploration of good, evil and the perseverance of love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 23, 2013
I wanted to know more about the Casters, and hopefully we'll get a sequel to round out the mythos better.
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
May 22, 2013
This is a perfectly solid coming-of-age fantasy, closer in spirit to 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' than to the recent spate of Stephenie Meyer clones.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Marc Fennell
Triple J
April 8, 2013
Who would've thought that Emo Witches and Satanic Southern MILFS could end up being so entertaining?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dave White
Movies.com
March 6, 2013
...much weirder, cooler and knowing, more in league with something like The Perks of Being a Wallflower than anything Stephenie Meyer will ever create. It doesn't aim higher; it aims in several competing, uncharted directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 28, 2013
Director Richard LaGravenese helms this dark-magic romantic fantasy, and it's surprisingly better than the unfair label with which it's been slapped (yep, you know the one: it just wants to be another damn Twilight)
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 26, 2013
There are some impressive special effects in the film, but these are used sparingly. The main story is the love affair, and it is surrounded by so much acting talent that the rest of the story works.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Ed Gibbs
The Sun Herald
February 24, 2013
LaGravenese elicits some wonderfully hammy turns, particularly from Irons and Thompson, although a tighter edit wouldn't have gone amiss
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Tim Martain
The Mercury
February 23, 2013
While this movie easily has more charm than the cynically produced Twilight films, it somehow lacks the charisma.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
February 22, 2013
[Alice Englert] really is a terrific new star presence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
February 22, 2013
It's the pleasing nature of the two young central characters that gives the film its heart and its ballast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Craig Seligman
Bloomberg News
February 21, 2013
Beautiful Creatures is scrumptious junk food that perhaps only a teenage audience can fully appreciate. I reverted to 14 as I watched, and ate it up.
Liam Maguren
Flicks.co.nz
February 21, 2013
It's a damn shame Beautiful Creatures fumbles with its own fantasy lore, for it presents a young romantic couple worth caring about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
February 19, 2013
Beautiful Creatures gives supernatural teenage romance a good name, or at least a better one than the entire Twilight Saga offered.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Katerina Sakkas
FILMINK (Australia)
February 18, 2013
But all the richness and complexity in its central theme is never grasped or fully fleshed out.
A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago
February 18, 2013
If we must have supernatural high-school romances, can they all be as relatively painless as Beautiful Creatures?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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