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Blood and Chocolate Reviews

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Michael Hardy
Boston Globe
December 3, 2007
The city ends up being more interesting than the story or characters. Too bad we can barely see it.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 3, 2007
The elegant decay of Bucharest offers welcome visual relief from this otherwise tedious goth romance.
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Mark Holcomb
Time Out
February 10, 2007
Cheap special effects and banal dialogue rule.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
January 31, 2007
Moments of inspiration vie in vain with Goth cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 30, 2007
A silly werewolf movie without any fangs.
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Luke Y. Thompson
L.A. Weekly
January 30, 2007
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.
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Lael Loewenstein
Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2007
There isn't enough absinthe in all of Romania to obliterate the taste of this clunker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Robert Dominguez
New York Daily News
January 30, 2007
Somewhere, Lon Chaney Jr. must be howling mad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
January 30, 2007
This is the kind of werewolf flick that seems to have used up its entire special-effects budget on canine contact lenses.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
January 30, 2007
There's no real meat here -- as the studio, which would not screen this in time for critics, certainly suspected.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
January 30, 2007
The preview audience watched most of this in stony silence, broken only by the contented sound of critics scratching bad dialogue in their notepads.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
January 29, 2007
A romantic triangle between werewolves and humans doesn't sound dull, but director Katja von Garnier seems to determined to drain the life out of it.
| Original Score: D
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
January 27, 2007
In seeking to make a chick flick with fangs, the producers of the vampire franchise Underworld are doing a grave disservice to the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Peter Debruge
Variety
January 27, 2007
Based on a popular teen novel by Annette Curtis Klause, Blood and Chocolate revises classic werewolf legend and effectively neuters it in the process.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 27, 2007
Blood and Chocolate has no audience. Horror fans will be disgusted by the lack of gore. Romance fans will be disgusted by the presence of gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
January 27, 2007
Uninvolving and cliché-ridden (even shape-shifters, it seems, deserve a falling-in-love montage), Blood & Chocolate is Romeo and Juliet with fewer manners and more exotic dentition.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 27, 2007
I found Blood and Chocolate to be a lovely surprise, an imaginative and visually lush picture firmly rooted in the tradition of gothic romance and elegiac horror films about misunderstood monsters.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 27, 2007
A slapdash supernatural adventure-romance.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
January 26, 2007
If you have a decent laptop, a copy of the Final Cut Pro software, some gray spray paint and access to a German shepherd, then you can probably make a better-looking werewolf than the ones in Blood & Chocolate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 26, 2007
Blood & Chocolate does offer two tiny consolations. At least it's not a vampire movie. And at least this bad German horror director isn't Uwe Boll.
| Original Score: 1/5