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The Host Reviews

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Travis Hopson

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: | Original Score: 2/5

October 9, 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
Curtis Woloschuk
Total Film

Compounding the dismal storytelling is Niccol's general disregard for narrative structure and pacing.

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

April 3, 2013
Alexander Lowe
We Got This Covered

The Host lacks quality acting and any hint of a decent story. The result is a sci-fi film with no science and a romantic film with no romance. In other words, it's the dullest 2 hours imaginable.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 2/10

March 29, 2013
Ben Kendrick

The Host is a passable film that could entertain a slim segment of viewers that were turned-off by Twilight - while fully catering to the Twihard crowd.

Full Review Source: ScreenRant | Original Score: 2/5

March 29, 2013
William Bibbiani

The Host lacks the adolescent foolishness that made Twilight even remotely relatable, and it isn't even bad enough to be fun.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 5/10

March 28, 2013
Niki Boyle
The List

Teen sitcom-level dialogue, wooden acting, snogging-in-the-rain flashbacks and ludicrously chrome-plated alien racecars.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 2/5

April 3, 2013
Matt Patches

The Host is like its central character: a vacant husk, completely bewildered inside and out, with the faint sound of a good idea trying to scream its way through.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

March 29, 2013
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine

Its title, very graciously, doesn't end with a "Part 1," but The Host sure has enough plot points and ideas to fill two installments.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

March 28, 2013
Simon Miraudo

Clunky, dramatically inert, ideologically repugnant, and just a plain old bore, The Host may be the worst thing anyone involved has ever been affiliated with. In some instances, that may also prove true for the audience.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 1.5/5

March 27, 2013
James Croot

Come back Bella and Edward - all is forgiven.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

April 4, 2013
Roger Moore
Movie Nation

'Twilight' of the Body Snatchers, without much urgency or sexual heat.

Full Review Source: Movie Nation | Original Score: 2/4

March 27, 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
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
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
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"The Host" is top-heavy with profound, sonorous conversations, all tending to sound like farewells.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 28, 2013
James Berardinelli
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The movie's structure is awkward. There's no real narrative thrust.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 29, 2013
Nell Minow

Melanie had two voices in her head. I only had one, but it was clearly telling me that this movie is a mess.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: C-

March 28, 2013
Alonso Duralde
The Wrap
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During the dull stretches of The Host -- and, sadly, there are many of them -- you may find yourself rewriting the movie as a French farce.

Full Review Source: The Wrap

March 28, 2013
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The film may as well be titled "Stephenie Meyer's Waiting Around."

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

March 28, 2013
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