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The Moth Diaries Reviews

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Rich Cline
May 24, 2013
There's a terrific sense of menace in this gothic dramatic thriller, which plays on the story's fantasy elements to take us into a teen girl's troubled imagination. It's beautifully shot too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 23, 2013
Like the central character, it's difficult to convince ourselves that this sinister nastiness isn't really happening. So we get increasingly unnerved as the story progresses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
May 10, 2012
Good overall plot and production that do not come together in the sharp focus of a conventional horror film. Entertaining nonetheless.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
April 19, 2012
Roiling with jealousy, suicide and latent lesbian urges, "The Moth Diaries" dances on the border between hallucination and reality without fully committing to either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Stephanie Zacharek
April 19, 2012
It offers glancing pleasures of the atmospheric kind - the impact is the equivalent of a filmy cobweb brushing against your cheek. It tickles more than it bites.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Boxoffice Magazine
February 7, 2012
Bubbles of nascent arousal froth at the film's feminine surface.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
June 3, 2013
Vamps-fans won't find much to gnaw on here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
May 29, 2013
I'd give this moth-eaten nonsense a miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Calum Waddell
SFX Magazine
May 24, 2013
A redundant teen-horror romp which, in the space of its slender running time, actually begins to make you pine for the return of Bella and Edward.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
May 24, 2013
The lacklustre script is so determined to spell out thoughts and emotions that it becomes insulting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Mottram
The List
May 22, 2013
There's no mystery, suspense or intrigue. Worst of all, there are no real scares - though that may be due to the Young Adult market it's trying to tap into.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 15, 2013
If you thought the Twilight films were hard to sit through, wait until you get a load of this toothless attempt to cash in on today's hormone-fuelled vampire craze.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
January 27, 2013
| Original Score: C
Jeff Beck
September 15, 2012
"The Moth Diaries" just ends up feeling like a desperate attempt to cash in on the vampire craze created by "Twilight."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kristal Cooper
We Got This Covered
September 15, 2012
The Moth Diaries is an entirely bloodless vampire tale that takes itself way too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
September 4, 2012
Ostensibly made as an angst-filled teen horror movie in the vein of Twilight, it doesn't really have an idea of its own identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
August 9, 2012
Way too serious for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Tallerico
May 16, 2012
Those incredibly volatile days when a teenage girl comes to terms with her own family history, her changing friendships, her sexuality, and more make for interesting fiction but often come apart on their way to the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5.0
Scott Weinberg
May 7, 2012
Sleeping Pill: The Movie
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
April 30, 2012
The problem with a movie this unimaginative and amorphous that tries to be ambiguous is that we're not sure how to take anything it shows us. Ambiguity becomes meaningless game-playing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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New York Times
April 26, 2012
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