Warm Bodies Reviews

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Tim Alamenciak
Toronto Star
December 31, 2013
It's not gruesome enough to please genre fans, but not nearly funny enough to be a comedy either. It tries to be a mixture of both and fails.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
January 31, 2013
The film's intentions are way too good for its own good, producing bloodless romance and more shamefully bloodless carnage.
A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago
February 1, 2013
Good luck ascribing a clear satirical agenda to Jonathan Levine's tonally uneven zomcom, which suffers an identity crisis nearly as severe as its protagonist's.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Fyvie
The Skinny
February 7, 2013
Thrown together and laughably bloodless, its only reason for existing seems to be to cash in on a tween obsession with the romantic entanglements of the semi-living.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 31, 2013
It wants to be funny, charming, scary, and dramatic. It ends up being a little of each but not successful as any one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 31, 2013
The whole of "Warm Bodies," in both its comic and dramatic strains, lacks a certain ... what? Ooomph? Intensity? Invention?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
January 31, 2013
Warmed Over is more like it. A nifty premise and likable lead (Nicholas Hoult)cannot make up for the film's overall blandness.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 31, 2013
Though on the surface falling in line with any "Twilight" film, "Warm Bodies" is better produced, acted and written, which isn't saying a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rosie Fletcher
Total Film
February 4, 2013
A Frankenstein's monster of comedy, romance and horror that's less than its parts, Warm Bodies entertains but underwhelms.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
February 2, 2013
Witless, lackluster and uneven despite a charismatic performance by Nicholas Hoult.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.987
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
April 6, 2013
Most disturbingly, defence against the dead people is guns; the fact that this is common silliness in zombie movies doesn't make it any better ... It reconfirms the gun-obsession that grips America; they even shoot dead people
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
January 31, 2013
For those who gleefully go along with the premise, it's surprisingly touching and hilarious. Those reared on "Resident Evil" games like me, probably can't buy into a zombie romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 6, 2013
A romantic comedy with zombies that has only sputtering comedy that is mostly undersold by its cast, and zombies that never entirely make sense or feel like a credible threat.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
January 31, 2013
It's not that I disapprove of zombie-human dating. I just don't like having my brain eaten by dead writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 1, 2013
Featuring an inept use of on-the-nose music over an insipid narrative that poses as satire, "Warm Bodies" should be taught in film schools for its cornucopia of mistakes that filmmakers should avoid at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 16, 2013
I imagine if Taylor Swift made horror movies, "Warm Bodies" would be one of her creations.
Rob Carnevale
The List
February 4, 2013
Hoult and Palmer provide engaging performances and keep things watchable and Levine's soundtrack is admittedly cool. But overall Warm Bodies struggles to convince.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 31, 2013
It's the Hello Kitty of zombie flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Scott Bowles
USA Today
January 31, 2013
Warm Bodies pulls a nifty trick in the red-hot zombie genre: It lacks a brain, though it eats plenty of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
February 1, 2013
We're left with a setup that guarantees only 15 minutes of wholehearted enjoyment, followed by 80 minutes of intermittent mild amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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