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The Moth Diaries Reviews

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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
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New York Times
April 26, 2012
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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
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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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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
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
April 19, 2012
Harron, a supremely intelligent adaptor who did wonders with the screen version of Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho, simply doesn't have the chops to give this story the florid kick it needs.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
April 17, 2012
Where are the shivers? The girls are properly fragile, ethereal and neurotic, but the way Ms. Harron gingerly moves them around like porcelain dolls is too careful to stir up much terror.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Fear
Time Out
April 17, 2012
Whither the filmmaker who gave us such memorable monsters as Patrick Bateman and Valerie Solanas, or such complex females as Bettie Page? Someone has apparently stolen the director's identity and is making movies under her name.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
April 13, 2012
Defeats Harron's talent for exploring darkness on the edge of kinkiness.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 6, 2012
Not enough psychology to be intelligently creepy, and not enough schlock to be viscerally scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
April 5, 2012
While there's plenty of promise, there's no payoff with this would-be horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Neil Young
Hollywood Reporter
September 8, 2011
Disastrously mishandled adaptation of a neo-Gothic novel set in a posh girls' college.