Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures

Beautiful Creatures

Gothic, supernatural teen romance based on the best-selling fantasy novel, co-starring Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons and Viola Davis. Set in the American South, this is the story of two star-crossed lovers: Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich), who longs to escape his small town, and Lena (Alice Englert), a mysterious new girl. Together, they uncover dark, black magic secrets about their respective families and town.

The book is the first of the Caster Chronicles series, named by MTV News as one of 2010's 'series to watch'.

2013Rating: M, for violence, scary images and some sexual material124 minsUSA
DramaFantasyRomance
Director:
Richard LaGravenese ('P.S. I Love You', 'Freedom Writers', 'Living Out Loud')
Writer:
Richard LaGravenese
Cast:
Alden EhrenreichAlice EnglertEmma ThompsonJeremy IronsViola DavisEmmy Rossum
76%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Fortunately, writer-director Richard LaGravenese has jettisoned most of the novel and refashioned its core mythology and characters into a feverishly enjoyable guilty pleasure.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A semi-successful slice of Southern gothic panto.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

As with many young-adult book-to-film series, Beautiful Creatures plays like an illustrated compendium of scenes from the novel, as opposed to a finely tuned narrative all its own.

2.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Beautiful Creatures is good fun and I want to know what happens next for Lena the teenaged witch.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The plot is wildly silly and shot full of holes, maundering endlessly on its slow trawl towards the climax. But the cast at least play it like they mean it, and keep it honest for a spell.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Maybe there really are supernatural forces at work in this world. How else to explain Beautiful Creatures? The movie is an intriguing, intelligent enigma — three words not typically associated with teen romances.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Had this adaptation of the young adult fantasy-romance taken a few more liberties, it might have been a home run.

2.0
0
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

Beautiful Creatures springs to life whenever Irons, Thompson or Rossum is centerstage. The grown-ups get to wear all the coolest costumes and spout all the juiciest lines. Problem is, this isn't their story. It's first and foremost a semi-plodding teen romance with supernatural overtones.

0

Sorry, couldn't get into it

2.0
0

I found this a really interesting story as I haven't read the book, but I think this movie is aimed at the twilight fans, just another supernatural teen love story. Great few twists and turns in the story, the only thing that really bothered me was the fake accents.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Fortunately, writer-director Richard LaGravenese has jettisoned most of the novel and refashioned its core mythology and characters into a feverishly enjoyable guilty pleasure.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A semi-successful slice of Southern gothic panto.

2.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

As with many young-adult book-to-film series, Beautiful Creatures plays like an illustrated compendium of scenes from the novel, as opposed to a finely tuned narrative all its own.

2.0
0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Beautiful Creatures is good fun and I want to know what happens next for Lena the teenaged witch.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

The plot is wildly silly and shot full of holes, maundering endlessly on its slow trawl towards the climax. But the cast at least play it like they mean it, and keep it honest for a spell.

2.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Maybe there really are supernatural forces at work in this world. How else to explain Beautiful Creatures? The movie is an intriguing, intelligent enigma — three words not typically associated with teen romances.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Had this adaptation of the young adult fantasy-romance taken a few more liberties, it might have been a home run.

2.0
0
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

press

Beautiful Creatures springs to life whenever Irons, Thompson or Rossum is centerstage. The grown-ups get to wear all the coolest costumes and spout all the juiciest lines. Problem is, this isn't their story. It's first and foremost a semi-plodding teen romance with supernatural overtones.

0

Sorry, couldn't get into it

2.0
0

I found this a really interesting story as I haven't read the book, but I think this movie is aimed at the twilight fans, just another supernatural teen love story. Great few twists and turns in the story, the only thing that really bothered me was the fake accents.

2.0
0