• PG-13, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jonathan Levine
    In Theaters:
    Feb 1, 2013 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 4, 2013
  • Lionsgate Films


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Warm Bodies Reviews

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Tim Alamenciak
Toronto Star
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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 Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 31, 2013
Chris Packham
Village Voice
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The film's intentions are way too good for its own good, producing bloodless romance and more shamefully bloodless carnage.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 31, 2013
A.A. Dowd
Time Out Chicago

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 Source: Time Out Chicago | Original Score: 2/5

February 1, 2013
Chris Fyvie
The Skinny

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 Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 2/5

February 7, 2013
James Berardinelli
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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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 31, 2013
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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The whole of "Warm Bodies," in both its comic and dramatic strains, lacks a certain ... what? Ooomph? Intensity? Invention?

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 31, 2013
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

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 Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer | Original Score: C

January 31, 2013
Kevin C. Johnson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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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 Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2/4

January 31, 2013
Rosie Fletcher
Total Film

A Frankenstein's monster of comedy, romance and horror that's less than its parts, Warm Bodies entertains but underwhelms.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

February 4, 2013
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Witless, lackluster and uneven despite a charismatic performance by Nicholas Hoult.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 4.987

February 2, 2013
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

April 6, 2013
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

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 Source: Lyles' Movie Files | Original Score: 5/10

January 31, 2013
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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 Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

February 6, 2013
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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It's not that I disapprove of zombie-human dating. I just don't like having my brain eaten by dead writing.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

January 31, 2013
Cole Smithey

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 Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D-

February 1, 2013
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I imagine if Taylor Swift made horror movies, "Warm Bodies" would be one of her creations.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

June 16, 2013
Rob Carnevale
The List

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 Source: The List | Original Score: 2/5

February 4, 2013
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

It's the Hello Kitty of zombie flicks.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C

January 31, 2013
Scott Bowles
USA Today
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Warm Bodies pulls a nifty trick in the red-hot zombie genre: It lacks a brain, though it eats plenty of them.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

January 31, 2013
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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We're left with a setup that guarantees only 15 minutes of wholehearted enjoyment, followed by 80 minutes of intermittent mild amusement.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

February 1, 2013
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