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Reviews: Beautiful Creatures (2013)

beautiful_creaturesReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 4/3/14] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: Watching Beautiful Creatures, we see yet another fumble to capitalize on what apparently is a second-rate supernatural romance series and turn it into a franchise.
  • Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com
    • Excerpt: The public’s pitiful reception of Beautiful Creatures suggests it is a lame attempt to cash in on the Twilight craze. While there’s obviously an element of that to this production’s timing, this supernatural romantic drama is its own entity with more substantial characters and themes.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: If the franchise doesn’t churn over the caster mythology and focuses on character instead, this could be the start of something good.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: Those expecting “Beautiful Creatures” to be a Southern fried “Harry Potter” knock-off will be pleasantly surprised to find out they’re wrong. Writer/director Richard LaGravenese’s adaptation of the novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is more of a supernatural “Romeo and Juliet,” and that’s not as bad as you might be worrying. Better news yet, it isn’t reminiscent of “Twilight.”
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The relationship is an endearing one — enough so to at least carry us through the initial revelations and developments of the movie’s actual plot…
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Sudsy and spooky, it’s aimed at lusty adolescents searching for a romantic fantasy now that the ‘Twilight’ saga has concluded.
  • Mark Harris @ About.com
  • Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
    • Excerpt: Given the bounty of possibilities and engaging attributes ‘Beautiful Creatures’ offers, it’s quite genuinely astounding how inarguably the film falls flat on its face by its end credits.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Apparently, supernatural fantasies for young girls that teach them to hate their own humanity are officially a thing now.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: If you had told me that this recent burst of tween-centered dramas would churn out some inventive and involving stories, I would have laughed.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Beautiful Creatures never feels the need to fully explain its universe to us, resulting in scenes of supernatural happenings that we have no way of relating to. The rules are invented and reinvented as the film progresses: characters or events don’t resolve conflict, exposition does.
  • Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]
  • Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]
  • Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
  • Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: An imaginative adolescent gothic romance, “Beautiful Creatures” arrives with considerably more camp and intellectual humor than the “Twilight” franchise to which “Creatures” is sure to be compared.
  • Frank Swietek @ Ine Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: If Tim Burton had made ‘Twilight’ on a bad day, the result would have been something like this.
  • Kent Turner @ School Library Journal
    • Excerpt: Since there are already disparaging online reactions regarding the hair color of the actresses in the film version of the paranormal romance Beautiful Creatures (Little, Brown, 2009), eyebrows are bound to be raised over many of the other changes in this tale of dark desires under the elms.
  • Sam Turner @ Film Intel
    • Excerpt: ‘If this is unoriginal though – and it is – at least it picks interesting touchstones. There’s more than a nod towards Interview With A Vampire, for a start, a work serious of intent and idea’
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 12:09 pm

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