Heavenly Creatures - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Heavenly Creatures Reviews

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August 28, 2015
...a profoundly misguided endeavor that squanders a seemingly foolproof premise...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 31, 2012
Gruesome yet imaginative teen psychosexual drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
September 6, 2006
Fantasy and reality blur in a chilling film that shows Jackson's limitless potential
| Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
Acted with conviction, and directed and written with febrile vibrancy.
March 29, 2006
The movie that first got Jackson & Winslet noticed
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 11, 2004
Peter Jackson creates a rich, haunting atmosphere, deftly juggling the eerily giddy fantasy world of the girls and their harsh, violent reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 30, 2003
A disturbing, boldly conceived story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
An odd, but mostly effective mix of melodrama, fantasy and voice-over.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
May 20, 2003
Stylish and eerily compelling before it overplays its campy excesses, Heavenly Creatures does have a feverish intensity to recommend it.
January 27, 2003
Beautifully, horribly passionate.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 8, 2002
One of the most genuinely disturbing films I have ever seen.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2002
Despite the undeniable merits of Jackson's other works, Heavenly Creatures strikes me as the best film he has made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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