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The Host Reviews

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Travis Hopson
Examiner.com

Those who found Twilight nauseating will find The Host has the same overlong runtime, cornball characters, and artificially pumped up romantic stakes.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 2/5

October 9, 2013
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

The Host fails as a romance, but it also struggles as an adventure film. The body-snatching angle has been done before, and the aliens... aren't menacing enough.

Full Review Source: Reno Gazette-Journal | Original Score: .5/4

July 16, 2013
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

Oh, the silly movies we must endure. "The Host" is perhaps one of the most brain-dead sci-fi love stories to come along in many years.

Full Review Source: Movie Chambers | Original Score: D-

July 10, 2013
Margot Harrison
Seven Days

What sort of worked on the page crashes and burns on the screen, as even an actress of Ronan's caliber can't make these self-debates anything but ridiculous.

Full Review Source: Seven Days | Original Score: 5/10

May 22, 2013
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

It's all very confusing, and not very interesting.

Full Review Source: The Patriot Ledger | Original Score: C-

May 13, 2013
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Beyond Meyer's trite-and-untrue formula (supernatural love triangle, exotic locale, family values and kisses as daring and transgressive), corpse-stiff dialogue, flat action sequences and a confused allegory make this movie particularly stultifying piffle

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

May 6, 2013
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

You might despise the 'Twilight' series and still find something to appreciate here...at least it's original.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B-

April 25, 2013
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Catnip for the cooing teen female set but far less engaging and rewarding for anyone else.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2/4

April 23, 2013
Bill Gibron
Film Racket

And you thought Twilight was bad...

Full Review Source: Film Racket | Original Score: 1/5

April 14, 2013

This limply directed, solidly boring slice of sci-fi twaddle features humanoid aliens who spend much of their screen time staring blankly into the middle distance with glazed eyes. About 10 minutes into this dross, you'll know what that feels like.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 1/5

April 12, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

Just like her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer's 2008 novel The Host becomes another feature in which people are standing around and brooding ( ... ) Proof that it's not easy to make thoughts seem riveting when little is happening.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 2/5

April 12, 2013
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Niccol crafts some arresting imagery, though the slow pacing and droning new age score makes everything feel like an endless Ambien commercial.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: C+

April 12, 2013
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

Resistance is futile.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

April 11, 2013
Jordan Farley
SFX Magazine

It's a reasonably intriguing premise, but the alien invasion soon takes a back seat to the kind of tiresome teen angst where crucial plot points hinge on a kiss.

Full Review Source: SFX Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 10, 2013
Marc Fennell
Triple J

So badly scripted, performed and directed that it literally destroyed my faith in humanity.

Full Review Source: Triple J | Original Score: 1/5

April 8, 2013
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

Three bodies plus four minds is some fertile arithmetic, but The Host can't be bothered with the intellectual or kinky ramifications of its setup.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

April 5, 2013
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

There's much grave talk of souls in this sci-fi romance. Ironic, then, that it ends up being such a soulless and trifling affair.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 2/5

April 5, 2013
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

It's bewildering how sci-fi aficionado Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca," "The Truman Show") could mastermind such a parasitic mess.

Full Review Source: SSG Syndicate | Original Score: 3/10

April 5, 2013
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly

Yeah...um...no...don't ever do this again please.

Full Review Source: Tucson Weekly | Original Score: 1/5

April 4, 2013
James Croot
Flicks.co.nz

Come back Bella and Edward - all is forgiven.

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 1/5

April 4, 2013
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