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The Host Reviews

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Katherine Monk
Canada.com

Yes. It all feels weird and just a little awkward, but thanks to Ronan and the endless layers of well-intentioned meaning, The Host finds enough schmaltzy charm to bid its guests adieu without embarrassment.

Full Review Source: Canada.com | Original Score: 3/5

March 29, 2013
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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The Host's infelicities-drab dialogue, ridiculous plotting, more emotional crises than there is story-are enlivened by its thematic eccentricities.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 29, 2013
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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Fear and dread of "the other" have long ruled American science fiction, fantasy, suspense thrillers and politics... How jarring then, and refreshing, to see The Host... take the invaders' point of view.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B+

March 29, 2013
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Neither romantic nor fake romantic, and not at all ridiculous, The Host has an atmosphere that is cold, austere and sardonic.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

March 29, 2013
Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

An original sci-fi vision from writer-director Andrew Niccol, one that takes chances, falls on its face a time or two, and otherwise works as well as it does because of how brazenly different it dares to be.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 28, 2013
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

Meyer's romantic sense, cribbed from the back pages of a junior-high girl's Trapper Keeper, is given a bit of depth by the strong cast - particularly Ronan.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 28, 2013
Simon Foster
Screen-Space

Simply dismissing The Host as a shallow Invasion of the Body Snatchers/Romeo and Juliet mash-up would be to ignore how effectively it will play to large herds of mall-dwellers.

Full Review Source: Screen-Space

March 28, 2013
Daniel M. Kimmel
Sci-Fi Movie Page

If making a Stephanie Meyers adaptation far less annoying than any of the Twilight movies helps [Andrew Niccol] get his next project, it will have been worth it.

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 28, 2013
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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If nothing else, the movie serves as an excellent substitute for the book: better art direction and a quarter of the adjectives.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 27, 2013
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out New York
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Niccol helps The Host survive as a sci-fi movie even as he's saddled with the Twilight author's source material.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

March 26, 2013
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
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