Blood and Chocolate (2007)



Critic Consensus: Cheap CG effects and laughable dialogue make Blood and Chocolate worse than the usual werewolf flick.

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Iron Jawed Angels director Katja von Garnier and the producers of Underworld team to adapt author Annette Curtis Klause's tale of a teenage werewolf who must choose between love and loyalty to the pack when she falls for a handsome young human. Vivian Gandillon (Agnes Bruckner) is a 19-year-old girl living in modern-day Bucharest. After spending her entire life running from the truth, Vivian is forced to come to terms with her lycanthropic origins when her growing affections for a visiting American artist threaten to reveal her family's dark secret. For centuries, Vivian's family has been involved with an ancient secret society. Now, in order to be with the one she loves, Vivian will be forced to betray an age-old vow that could bring about the downfall of her entire race. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
PG-13 (for violence/terror, some sexuality and substance abuse)
Action & Adventure , Drama , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Hugh Dancy
as Aiden
Katja Reimann
as Astrid
Bryan Dick
as Rafe
Katja Riemann
as Astrid
Tom Harper
as Gregor
John Kerr
as Finn
Jack Wilson
as Willem
Vitalie Ursu
as Constani
Kata Dobó
as Beatrice
Rodica Mandache
as Mrs. Bellagra
Helga Racz
as Young Vivian
Lia Bugnar
as Young Vivian's Mother
Mihai Calin
as Young Vivian's Father
Sofia Vladu
as Vivian's Sister
David Finti
as Vivian's Brother
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Critic Reviews for Blood and Chocolate

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (20)

The city ends up being more interesting than the story or characters. Too bad we can barely see it.

Full Review… | December 3, 2007
Boston Globe
Top Critic

The elegant decay of Bucharest offers welcome visual relief from this otherwise tedious goth romance.

Full Review… | December 3, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Cheap special effects and banal dialogue rule.

Full Review… | February 9, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Moments of inspiration vie in vain with Goth cliché.

Full Review… | January 31, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

A silly werewolf movie without any fangs.

January 30, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

There's no official rule which says that werewolf movies have to be boring, but it doesn't seem like anyone has tried particularly hard in a long, long time.

January 30, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Blood and Chocolate

I think Blood and Chocolate is purposefully ugly to convey with the film's overall mood and I enjoyed the fact that in this werewolf film there was more development of character. There wasn't an explosion of CGI and a lot of interesting things went on in the film. I came out satisfied. I was entertained.

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This movie really stands apart from others of its genre--that is, werewolf stories. It's intelligently made and there is an actual plot to follow. The acting is convincing, and thankfully the change from man to wolf is beautifully executed. Some great action. Some great romance. Some really great Hugh Dancy...nuff said!

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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