Heavenly Creatures Reviews
November 11, 2020
This is a film that cares about its subjects' point of views and lets us inside its subjects' point of views. The film begins and ends in blood but there are so many moments where the reality is tempting to forget.
April 1, 2020
Jackson's signature visual flair has a lot of opportunity to display itself here. The girls' rich fantasy world is portrayed in an ingenious visual manner.
December 14, 2017
With wit and daring, Jackson whisks us around two adolescent girls' minds, on a guided tour of their most garish fantasies and deluded, delirious dreams. Imagination is both the film's subject, and its strength.
August 28, 2015
...a profoundly misguided endeavor that squanders a seemingly foolproof premise...
July 2, 2014
It remains, two decades on, a vertiginous, surreal psycho-portrait of adolescent girlhood's dramas and despairs--Little Town on the Prairie gone Badlands.
May 1, 2012
The first Peter Jackson film to show his interests go beyond simply splatter and gore. Magical.
September 7, 2011
Lynskey and Winslet are extraordinary actresses.
March 11, 2008
The inner tension of the film emerges from Jackson's enjoyment of the girls' bustling insanity and then his gradual withdrawal from it.
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.
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.
February 7, 2007
This incredible film may be director Peter Jackson's masterpiece.
December 4, 2006
A dark, astounding film from Peter Jackson, showing his mastery of blending fact and fantasy. A deserved winner of Venice Festival's Silver Lion and Toronto Fest's Critics Award. Along with Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, this is 1994's most audacious film.
September 6, 2006
Fantasy and reality blur in a chilling film that shows Jackson's limitless potential
June 24, 2006
Acted with conviction, and directed and written with febrile vibrancy.