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3,776 Ratings

Heavenly Creatures

Directed by Peter Jackson
New Zealand, United Kingdom, 1994
Biography, Crime, Drama


A brutal 1954 murder that shocked New Zealand serves as the inspiration for this tale of two teenage girls with vivid imaginations who form an intense bond that results in the murder of one of their own mothers.

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Heavenly Creatures Directed by Peter Jackson

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1994 | Winner: Silver Lion

Academy Awards

1995 | Nominee: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Toronto International Film Festival

1994 | Winner: Metro Media Award

National Board of Review

1994 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Critics reviews

Melanie Lynsky and Kate Winslet made their screen debuts as the star-crossed murderesses, a queer echo of Hollywood’s femmes fatales; two against a world where heartbreak is the only guarantee. Their intense portrayal is a pitch-perfect depiction of young womanhood, defying Lolita-ish cliche and bordering on the hysterical.
November 02, 2016
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