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Blood and Chocolate (2007)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 3.6/10
Reviews Counted: 74
Fresh: 8
Rotten: 66

Critics Consensus: Cheap CG effects and laughable dialogue make Blood and Chocolate worse than the usual werewolf flick.

Average Rating: 3.2/10
Reviews Counted: 20
Fresh: 1
Rotten: 19

Critics Consensus: Cheap CG effects and laughable dialogue make Blood and Chocolate worse than the usual werewolf flick.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 158,214

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Movie Info

Iron Jawed Angels director Katja von Garnier and the producers of Underworld team to adapt author Annette Curtis Klause's tale of a teenage werewolf who must choose between love and loyalty to the pack when she falls for a handsome young human. Vivian Gandillon (Agnes Bruckner) is a 19-year-old girl living in modern-day Bucharest. After spending her entire life running from the truth, Vivian is forced to come to terms with her lycanthropic origins when her growing affections for a visiting … More

Rating:
PG-13 (for violence/terror, some sexuality and substance abuse)
Genre:
Drama , Action & Adventure , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By:
Ehren Kruger , Christopher Landon
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Jun 12, 2007
Box Office:
$3.4M
Runtime:


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Critic Reviews for Blood and Chocolate

All Critics (76) | Top Critics (20) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (66) | DVD (11)

The city ends up being more interesting than the story or characters. Too bad we can barely see it.

Full Review… | December 3, 2007
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The elegant decay of Bucharest offers welcome visual relief from this otherwise tedious goth romance.

Full Review… | December 3, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Cheap special effects and banal dialogue rule.

Full Review… | February 10, 2007
Time Out New York
Top Critic

Moments of inspiration vie in vain with Goth cliché.

Full Review… | January 31, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

A silly werewolf movie without any fangs.

January 30, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

There's no official rule which says that werewolf movies have to be boring, but it doesn't seem like anyone has tried particularly hard in a long, long time.

Full Review… | January 30, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The ads for Blood and Chocolate proudly declare that it's 'from the producers of Underworld', as if that's something to brag about.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010

A far cry from such sneakily subversive werewolf-sex tales as The Company of Wolves or Ginger Snaps, this pallid little picture is all Lost Boys posturing by way of the sublimely ridiculous Covenant.

Full Review… | January 4, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Numbingly pedestrian.

Full Review… | July 14, 2007
Jam! Movies

A bland, forgettable, and sub-par teen marketed horror cash-in that bored me to tears...

Full Review… | July 10, 2007
Cinema Crazed

A truly laughable movie, one that takes itself far too seriously without ever taking a moment to consider who its audience is -- or if it even has one.

Full Review… | June 25, 2007
IGN Movies

...the film's positives are ultimately outweighed by its negatives.

Full Review… | June 13, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

A junior version of Underworld, minus the vampires, the action scenes, the cool FX, and the half-a-brain.

Full Review… | May 20, 2007
DVDTalk.com

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Full Review… | May 3, 2007
Movies for the Masses

This movie is another sign of a growing tendency in contemporary cinema towards conspicuous imitation. It seems that originality is no longer something to aspire to.

Full Review… | April 23, 2007
culturevulture.net

Sangue & Chocolate talvez devesse se chamar Câmera & Lenta, já que sua diretora utiliza este recurso à exaustão ao longo da projeção.

March 8, 2007
Cinema em Cena

It's a beautifully shot, good little picture.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Film Journal International

The film's awkward connections among nationality, gender, and race ("human" and "canine") never quite cohere, but Vivian's ability to embrace her dual nature marks her difference from her narrowly focused masculine associates.

Full Review… | February 24, 2007
PopMatters

Setting up a conflict between humans and lycanthropes, this inelegant adaptation of Annette Curtis Klausse's teen novel wants to be a tragedy, with the "loup garoux" - that's a fancy term for werewolves - struggling for survival in present day Romania.

Full Review… | February 17, 2007
BBC.com

If it came to a wolfbitch fight, the girls from Ginger Snaps could rip up the entire werewolf race from Blood and Chocolate without mussing their fur.

Full Review… | February 16, 2007
Empire Magazine

...pretty much your standard teenage-Romanian-werewolf movie...

Full Review… | February 11, 2007
Sacramento News & Review

Most of the dialogue verges between the hormonally overwrought and the insipid.

Full Review… | February 8, 2007
Austin Chronicle

So little happens in Blood and Chocolate that it almost serves as a cautionary tale about traveling to Romania - even if you're a werewolf, you're going to be sullen and boring.

Full Review… | February 6, 2007

Audience Reviews for Blood and Chocolate

½

Blood and Chocolate, because why should Vampires get all the miserable fun? Seriously though, this film really does seem to be a Werewolf film that wants to be in competition with your common Vampire film but fails by almost copying every element, with all the same miserable teenagers, poncy night clubs, arrogant long haired boys, moody 'you don't understand me' story-lines that even the most miserable of teenage goths is bored of by now (although they do get bored quite easily). It brings nothing new to the idea of werewolf-ism apart from the fact that these Werewolves are more pure, which is pretty handy as it means the film makers save money on special effects and can just get a couple of trained Dogs in instead. Seriously, I want my Werewolves to be big, scary and to rip people to pieces, I do not expect them to mope about making chocolate and drinking absinthe because they think it's cool. Werewolf films are not meant to be this boring. The transformation scenes are good though in that they are camp as hell and unintentionally funny.

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SirPant
Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

I think Blood and Chocolate is purposefully ugly to convey with the film's overall mood and I enjoyed the fact that in this werewolf film there was more development of character. There wasn't an explosion of CGI and a lot of interesting things went on in the film. I came out satisfied. I was entertained.

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

This movie really stands apart from others of its genre--that is, werewolf stories. It's intelligently made and there is an actual plot to follow. The acting is convincing, and thankfully the change from man to wolf is beautifully executed. Some great action. Some great romance. Some really great Hugh Dancy...nuff said!

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itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

½

STOP MAKING WOLVES LOOK EVIL!

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MissMorganLeee
Morgan Salem

Super Reviewer

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