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Vampire Academy Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
February 13, 2014
This is a garbage heap of weak quips, delivered by an assortment of pretty boys and girls and amped up with some cheesy moments of animal cruelty.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 11, 2014
Not only plays like the crassest possible mashup of "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" elements, but seems designed to make those franchises look like eternal monuments of world culture by comparison.
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
February 9, 2014
This attempt to capture the magic of the "Twilight" and "Harry Potter" franchises tries too hard to pack all the backstory and borrowings into one film.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
February 9, 2014
[Mr. Waters] doesn't seem especially interested in the supernatural parts of "Vampire Academy," and he clearly didn't have the budget to make what little hocus-pocus there is magical.
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Todd Gilchrist
TheWrap
February 7, 2014
Ultimately more "Meaningless" than "Mean Girls," "Vampire Academy" is a busy, overcomplicated empowerment fantasy with more hormones than brain cells.
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
February 7, 2014
The only thing that distinguishes this teen-magnet wannabe from its predecessors is how lazily it appears to have been slapped together.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly
February 7, 2014
For smart, strong girls, and the guys who like them, Vampire Academy will hit a vein.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
February 7, 2014
It's "Twilight" as directed by Mark Waters, of "Mean Girls." It's an idea that might have been intriguing 15 years ago, before those movies existed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
February 7, 2014
If a supernatural teen film ever required CliffsNotes, it would be this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 7, 2014
One idea, mixed with lame jokes, and stretched beyond coherence. Vampire Academy doesn't need a review. It needs a stake in the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News
February 7, 2014
For the target audience - teen girls likely to spend as much time gossiping in the theater lobby as they are to actually watch the movie - "Vampire Academy" is pure catnip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5