The Moth Diaries Reviews

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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
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
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
Caitlin Colford
Paste Magazine
April 20, 2012
The Moth Diaries serves up a great helping of symbolism and interesting suggestions in what could have been an exceptional story, but that is about as far as it goes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.1/10
Grae Drake
Movies.com
April 27, 2012
If you think Twilight moves at a plodding pace and makes you wish for a death that will not come, wait till you see this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
May 29, 2013
I'd give this moth-eaten nonsense a miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
April 13, 2012
This is one vampire film whose sexless, generic ending betrays a promise of revisionist complexity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
May 7, 2012
Sleeping Pill: The Movie
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
April 19, 2012
The Moth Diaries fails to frighten, titillate or otherwise engage the imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
April 17, 2012
Lesbian desires, fears of mortality, and adolescent jealousies are all handled as bluntly as the unintentionally corny black-and-white flashbacks and gauzy dream sequences.
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
April 24, 2012
Sex, blood, and death may be the givens of any Dracula-inspired fright film. The Moth Diaries skimps on all three.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 19, 2012
Harron can do little with this bloodless drama, a shadow of such quiet vampire treats as "Let the Right One In" and "The Addiction."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
April 21, 2012
It's a missed opportunity for Harron, who can't figure out a game plan for the source material's mysteries, leaving the picture to spin helplessly, wasting enticing genre ingredients.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
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
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
Ken McIntyre
Total Film
June 3, 2013
Vamps-fans won't find much to gnaw on here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
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
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
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 20, 2012
Despite impressive performances by three young actresses, 'The Moth Diaries' lacks sufficient scare power.
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New York Times
April 26, 2012
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