Blood and Chocolate Reviews

December 3, 2007
The city ends up being more interesting than the story or characters. Too bad we can barely see it.
December 3, 2007
The elegant decay of Bucharest offers welcome visual relief from this otherwise tedious goth romance.
February 17, 2007
Setting up a conflict between humans and lycanthropes, this inelegant adaptation of Annette Curtis Klausse's teen novel wants to be a tragedy, with the "loup garoux" - that's a fancy term for werewolves - struggling for survival in present day Romania.
February 10, 2007
Cheap special effects and banal dialogue rule.
January 31, 2007
Moments of inspiration vie in vain with Goth cliché.
January 30, 2007
A silly werewolf movie without any fangs.
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.
January 30, 2007
There isn't enough absinthe in all of Romania to obliterate the taste of this clunker.
January 30, 2007
Somewhere, Lon Chaney Jr. must be howling mad.
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.
January 30, 2007
There's no real meat here -- as the studio, which would not screen this in time for critics, certainly suspected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.