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Beautiful Creatures

ages 16+ | 50 % Say It's Worth Your Time

In the small town of Gatlin, S.C., teenage Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich) sees his static world shaken by the arrival of Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert), the niece of town patriarch Macon Ravenwood (Jeremy Irons). Immediately, Ethan feels drawn to Lena, even though destruction seems to surround her, and she has supernatural powers that are beyond her control. Worse still, a curse looms for Lena at the approach of her 16th birthday -- a time when the forces of either light or dark will claim her.


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Rated PG-13 Some Sexual Material|Scary Images|Violence

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  • 4 of 10 Profanity

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  • (Female)

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    I had heard this wasn't the best movie, but because I read the series (yeah, I read some YA books, what of it?), I was curious to see it come to life. As in most cases, the book is much better!

    In addition to some miscasting (and some good - Jeremy Irons and Emma Thompson, I'm looking at you), some essential aspects of the story were left out in this telling. Because of this, Ethan and Lena's relationship isn't as powerful, and the ultimate story falters.

    The PG-13 rating is appropriate. But whether you're an adult or a kid, I'd skip this though, and stick to reading the series instead.

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  • (Male) Michael Medved Show

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    You feel like you have been watching this movie for four hours by the end... See Full Review

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  • (Female)

    ages 16+ | Worth Your Time

    LOVED this movie. Haven't read the book yet, but definitely plan to after seeing the film adaptation. The dialogue was witty and the plot well-developed. The subject matter is a little deep for young viewers. One big problem: true Christians are not like how they portrayed them in the movie, and that was quite insulting. However, as the story develops, there are messages that emerge that allude to belief in God and His power. For a love story, this was a great movie.

  • (Male) Arizona Republic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Empowerment and powerlessness become entangled in a coming-of-age myth that could prove appealing to young women for many sequels to come... See Full Review

  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    "...has a potent sense of humor. That comic edge and strong dialogue raises the movie's quality over most teen romances.... an entertaining guilty pleasure."... See Full Review

  • Dove Foundation

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    The classic good vs. evil story is told very well and there are some positive messages in the film. But, the theology or demonology is a little murky and not well defined leaving a few holes in the story... See Full Review

  • (Male) Entertainment Weekly

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Beautiful Creatures is arriving in a marketplace full of Twilight junkies still eager for their supernatural teen-romantic fix, and the film's concept couldn't be clearer: It's Twilight with the sexes reversed... See Full Review

  • (Male) Catholic News Service

    Mature 18+ | Not Worth Your Time

    The film contains an ambivalent portrayal of Christianity, brief sacrilegious behavior, restrained scenes of violence with fleeting gore, semi-graphic nonmarital sexual activity, at least one use of profanity and some crude and crass language... See Full Review

  • (Male) Chicago Sun-Times Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    With "Beautiful Creatures," we continue the seemingly inevitable march toward a cinematic America with a population 50 percent human, 50 percent "other," including but not limited to superheroes, mutants, vampires, zombies, werewolves, mummies, fairies, angels, witches, ghosts, demons and the undefined undead... See Full Review

  • (Male) Movie Nation

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    The film bogs down in the usual attempts at reinventing witchcraft – “We prefer the term ‘casters.’ – and burdensome research the kids have to do to ensure their love isn’t “doomed” after all... See Full Review

  • (Female) Movie Mom

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    The storyline is fairly basic but touches of self-aware humor help to hold our interest. And it is fun to watch Irons swan around in ascots and smoking jackets, striding past the swooping banister-less staircase in his mansion.
    Parents should know that this film includes themes of good and bad magic, some disturbing images, characters in peril, and sad deaths... See Full Review

  • ParentPreviews.com

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    The script can’t make up its mind.) Deity vs. Satan, light vs. darkness, faith vs. knowledge and tolerance vs. bigotry are among the other opposing themes the story tries to cover in a convincing way without ever taking a definitive stand... See Full Review


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