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Blood and Chocolate (2007)

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11

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

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

5

Average Rating: 3.3/10
Critic Reviews: 19
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 18

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

audience

52

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Average Rating: 3.1/5
User Ratings: 158,112

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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

Jun 12, 2007

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

December 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
Boston Globe
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The elegant decay of Bucharest offers welcome visual relief from this otherwise tedious goth romance.

December 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Cheap special effects and banal dialogue rule.

February 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
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Moments of inspiration vie in vain with Goth cliché.

January 31, 2007 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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A silly werewolf movie without any fangs.

January 30, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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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.

January 30, 2007 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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The ads for Blood and Chocolate proudly declare that it's 'from the producers of Underworld', as if that's something to brag about.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

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.

January 4, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Numbingly pedestrian.

July 14, 2007 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

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

July 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
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.

June 25, 2007 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

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

June 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

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

May 20, 2007 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
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May 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
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.

April 23, 2007 Full Review Source: culturevulture.net
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.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
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.

February 24, 2007 Full Review Source: PopMatters
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.

February 17, 2007 Full Review Source: BBC

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.

February 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

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

February 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

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

February 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
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.

February 6, 2007 Full Review Source: UGO

Audience Reviews for Blood and Chocolate

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.
November 4, 2011
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Directors Cat

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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!
October 25, 2010
itsjustme2004

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STOP MAKING WOLVES LOOK EVIL!
February 12, 2008
MissMorganLeee
Morgan Salem

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I had read the book before and was of course dissapointed that this adaptation wasn't exactly faithful. However as an independent film it was pretty average. The story line was a bit original since you've never quite seen this kind of werewolf film before and the action and special effects were quite good. The acting I wasn't exactly crazy about especially Dancy's performance. All in all, it could've been better.
January 15, 2008
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