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Beautiful Creatures

2013
Drama
2h 4m
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Avg Percentile 29.83% from 489 total ratings

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Rated 16 Feb 2013
70
26th
It seems the makers of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES realized the inescapable silliness of the material and chose to camp it up as much as possible. Certainly the performances--Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson, and Emmy Rossum all devour the scenery--and Southern-deep-fried tone suggest this is the case. The writing and directing (and effects) are a bit uneven, but for the most part it's more enjoyable than you'd expect. Plus, the hero (Alden Ehrenreich, quite good) quotes Charles Bukowski. And that's awesome.
Rated 10 Jun 2013
74
54th
I really wanted to like this movie: I respect LaGravenese as a writer, Emma Thompson has a lot of fun in her schizophrenic magical role, Jeremy Irons' sad, genteel performance wooed me, & Alden Ehrenreich is an extremely charming & resourceful young actor. But the tone is off, the CGI & production design is pretty chintzy, the young girls' characters are underwritten or confusing, & the fantasy story is hackneyed & overly expositional.
Rated 21 Feb 2013
75
56th
At the risk of losing my "man card", I'm not afraid to admit that I was really into this. The inevitable Twilight comparisons should all come out in this flick's favor; it's much more interesting and better executed. Even if you take Twilight out of the equation completely, the flick holds up on its own as entertaining, emotional, a bit on the campy side, but never falling off that cliff into stupidity. Really on-point performances and excellent cinematography and music. A pleasant surprise!
Rated 02 Jun 2013
80
77th
I found it really hilarious, actually. The lead actor was charismatic and made me laugh with every line, hopefully not just because of his voice. I also love the lack of CGI for special effects. They cared when they made this film.
Rated 13 May 2018
70
46th
Top badass moment? Sometimes you have to sacrifice your own happiness for others; that's a nice moral that we could all benefit from, but sadly I’m too old now; I had to make do with learning about ethics from Tom & Jerry when I was young. This is such a nice film too, with a nice plot, nice script, nice looking characters, nice costumes, nice music, nice photography and nice effects. Alice Englert looks an awful lot like Jennifer Lawrence too. No cats, chainsaws or decapitations.
Rated 02 May 2013
1
11th
During credits there's line missing, 'Inspired by Twilight franchise'. However there are few important differences to aforementioned 'inspiration'. There is not K.Steward present and her stipid lipbiting, characters aren't completely flat and it contains some comic depiction of religious extremists. Yet there's too much teena(n)ger love bullshit to be digestible by normal mature human being.
Rated 02 Apr 2014
1
5th
So much young adult vomit.
Rated 16 Feb 2013
30
15th
One of the many books/film to come in the wake of Twilight. Boy are we in for some gruesome shit...
Rated 25 Feb 2013
75
30th
Competent in surprising ways, this film whipsaws from supernatural teenage melodrama to humor and name checking Bukowski and Vonnegut. I wish ol' Beaver Casablancas had been given more to do, but this movie scores major wish fulfilment points by delivering a well-deserved fate to Civil War re-enactors. There's lot to enjoy if you relax and hope that likes of Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, and Viola Davis aren't taking things too seriously.
Rated 18 Feb 2013
64
15th
The suburban-life tortured-teenager shtick has been done, and better; the supernatural stuff? Well, that didn't need to be done in the first place. Watchable, though.
Rated 22 Feb 2013
25
17th
About a million times better than Twilight but unfortunately it's still a pretty bad film. By no means offensively bad, and it has some great parts (most scenes with Emma Thompson), but still bad. Too long and occasionally downright nonsensical; I don't mind supernatural fantasy but there has to feel like there's some logic to the rules of the universe, and in Beautiful Creatures I could find none. Also, the romance was hard to get into as neither of the two leads were very interesting.
Rated 10 Mar 2013
93
77th
I really did like this movie. For men, I don't think it would be so very appealing, but I'm into romance and if it has some magic and supernatural in it, that's all right up my alley! This romance of "sticking in there through thick and thin" despite all your differences and insecurities is what makes this a great find. The main male characters wasn't a heartthrob but his humor and determination made him so very appealing. The storyline is a step up from the Twilight movies, most definitely!
Rated 05 May 2013
28
2nd
Does the world need another Twilight when we have enough of those?
Rated 02 Mar 2024
50
15th
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Rated 13 Dec 2016
62
58th
Kind of liked it. Better than most young adult adaptations.
Rated 28 Jun 2013
72
29th
I liked the anti-relgious and think for yourself themes. Also the lead guy was likeable for once. Much better than Twilight.
Rated 02 Dec 2014
40
23rd
As much as I loved the cast, that movie was just... meh.
Rated 22 Jul 2013
55
34th
I thought this wasn't too bad. It wasn't anything amazing, but it had some good things going for it. I liked the American south setting a lot. I enjoyed the performances from Jeremy Irons, Emma Thompson and Emmy Rossum. Unfortunately, there were flaws too. A lot of the characterisation was poor, the climax was incredibly underwhelming, and the mythology didn't always make sense. Probably a little forgettable in the end, but not a waste of time.
Rated 26 Feb 2022
60
49th
Cute. Sweet. Predictable & silly, but enjoyable.
Rated 01 Mar 2014
71
53rd
I enjoyed this film, the actors were all good, the main characters very likable, the setting was quite nice and it doesn't take itself too seriously all the time which makes for an enjoyable watch. It all becomes a bit more serious in the second half, but it's still pretty good. Nice supernatural teenage romance flick.
Rated 27 Feb 2018
65
11th
I love witch movies, but this was kind of a witchy twilight with a wonky structure. Meh.
Rated 22 May 2018
76
90th
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Rated 22 Jan 2022
62
54th
Not the worse, at least for a teen romance thing. Some new elements coming from the source book I guess, compared to other take on witches and magic. A bit cheesy the kids' focus on these books, but the lead dude seemed to outshine many supporting actors
Rated 19 Aug 2022
31
13th
Kinda shit tbh
Rated 26 May 2013
64
51st
The first hour of this thing is actually quite entertaining--fantastical and goofy as all hell, but appealingly performed, with sharp dialogue and a winning awareness of its own silliness. Unfortunately, that accursed "story" eventually kicks in, and hour two is kind of a slog, with too heavy a reliance on dorky mythology and a disappointing shift in tone to ultra-seriousness. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, though.
Rated 17 Feb 2013
70
54th
It appears to be trying to do too many things at once, yet it succeeds at a lot of them, especially switching from humor to drama with a subject matter that's hard to take seriously. Two performances were particularly noteworthy what with the dramatic range they display, Emma Thompson is at her quirky best, and Emmy Rossum plays the exact opposite of the Phantom's innocent Christine. The movie keeps you continually off balance, in a good way, yet you know where it's going to end up.
Rated 01 Dec 2016
46
6th
The rise young adult books is evidence of the slow literary deterioration of our society. When the millions of teens gobble up books specifically designed with modest lexicons and plots evoking youth empowerment, it's entirely not surprising, but any adult should be able to demand more out of their books, and for that matter, their movies. That this movie was based on one of the cloned masses of young adult books is quite apparent and for that, I hate it.
Rated 23 Jan 2014
70
83rd
eng; [beautiful creatures]; ein junge verliebt sich in ein misteriöses, neues mädchen aus seiner schule - zusammen entdecken sie ihr dunkles und magisches familiengeheimnis.;
Rated 22 Dec 2013
60
26th
I won't say it isn't well filmed, because it is. However there is a lack of magic (ha!) in the acting and script. It feels hamfisted and familiar. I do however love the James Van Der Beek from Varisty Blues accent.
Rated 22 Nov 2013
70
36th
A little bit overdone, plenty of corny moments, but also some interesting effects that make the movie enjoyable. Not great, but a nice little supernatural tale.
Rated 14 May 2013
1
0th
There is no good thing that can be said about this movie. Just terrible.
Rated 16 Jun 2013
75
54th
Unexpected event in plot, nice costumes and scene, nice effects
Rated 09 May 2015
66
50th
Not as bad as I thought it would be. I kinda enjoyed it and really liked the acting of Alden Ehrenreich.
Rated 07 Aug 2017
11
1st
Boring creatures.
Rated 19 Nov 2016
68
42nd
Everytime Alden Ehrenreich was on the screen I wondered how the hell he pulls off being so damn likeable. Pretty much steals the movie from the cast that includes actors like Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, ...
Rated 22 Dec 2013
55
35th
5+ pretty good
Rated 17 May 2013
58
13th
This movie was a pretty big waste of time. Despite the fact that it has great actors like Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Irons and Emma Tompson in it. The accents all seem too campy and all the characters feel very 2D. Some of the lines are just awful and there are a few too many political jabs thrown into a teen romance film involving witches, sorry I mean "Casters". The main character is sort of charming for the most part. I'd take well written creatures over beautiful ones any day.
Rated 06 Jul 2013
52
38th
Brighter than Twilight in its depiction of teen angst -- you know, growing up, feeling lost, dealing with love as if it was some sort of curse. It's not an anti-Christian fantasy, but I like how LaGravenese finds room for irony, funny remarks (Interception, Finale Destination 6, "Guess Satan hates sequels too") and to celebrate knowledge instead of purity. He reads books and changes his bored fate; she gets rid of hers by reading the Caster Bible day and night. Nice message for kids/teens.
Rated 04 Jan 2014
50
47th
It's hard to recommend a film like Beautiful Creatures. Most people who want to see it are going to see it regardless of its quality, and it's not good enough to overcome its weaknesses for those who aren't in its target audience. It's not bad and it won't feel like a complete waste of time if you do choose to watch it. It has good lead actors who have strong chemistry and snappy dialogue, but the waste of its supporting cast and unclear universe building stop it from being a success.
Rated 15 Sep 2013
85
30th
This is a fairly good teenager movie. The usual elements are there like having to get out of hometown, and stupid classmates, but this isn't all cliché because, thankfully, the jocks and bullies aren't there. The male main character is enjoyable, while the girl actually incites interest. But American's idea of spiritual, supernatural is still rather lame. Bottom line: I enjoyed the movie :)
Rated 06 May 2013
16
12th
I liked lovers. They were pretty natural. Emma Thompson's got plenty room to have fun. But otherwise there was not much for my taste. The story was pretty unstable, not to talk about terrible effects.
Rated 11 May 2013
35
12th
Started pretty good.. then all went wrong. Terrible wrong. It felt like the person that wrote the script had died halfway through and his 8 year old son took over and finished it! So bad!!

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