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The Host Reviews

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April 12, 2016
Kind of like watching a toddler assemble a high-end bookcase.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 9, 2013
Those who found Twilight nauseating will find The Host has the same overlong runtime, cornball characters, and artificially pumped up romantic stakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 16, 2013
The Host fails as a romance, but it also struggles as an adventure film. The body-snatching angle has been done before, and the aliens... aren't menacing enough.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
July 10, 2013
Oh, the silly movies we must endure. "The Host" is perhaps one of the most brain-dead sci-fi love stories to come along in many years.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
May 22, 2013
What sort of worked on the page crashes and burns on the screen, as even an actress of Ronan's caliber can't make these self-debates anything but ridiculous.
Read More | Original Score: 5/10
May 13, 2013
It's all very confusing, and not very interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 6, 2013
Beyond Meyer's trite-and-untrue formula (supernatural love triangle, exotic locale, family values and kisses as daring and transgressive), corpse-stiff dialogue, flat action sequences and a confused allegory make this movie particularly stultifying piffle
April 25, 2013
You might despise the 'Twilight' series and still find something to appreciate here...at least it's original.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 23, 2013
Catnip for the cooing teen female set but far less engaging and rewarding for anyone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 14, 2013
And you thought Twilight was bad...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 12, 2013
This limply directed, solidly boring slice of sci-fi twaddle features humanoid aliens who spend much of their screen time staring blankly into the middle distance with glazed eyes. About 10 minutes into this dross, you'll know what that feels like.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 12, 2013
Just like her Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer's 2008 novel The Host becomes another feature in which people are standing around and brooding ( ... ) Proof that it's not easy to make thoughts seem riveting when little is happening.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 12, 2013
Niccol crafts some arresting imagery, though the slow pacing and droning new age score makes everything feel like an endless Ambien commercial.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 11, 2013
Resistance is futile.
April 10, 2013
It's a reasonably intriguing premise, but the alien invasion soon takes a back seat to the kind of tiresome teen angst where crucial plot points hinge on a kiss.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 8, 2013
So badly scripted, performed and directed that it literally destroyed my faith in humanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 5, 2013
Three bodies plus four minds is some fertile arithmetic, but The Host can't be bothered with the intellectual or kinky ramifications of its setup.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 5, 2013
There's much grave talk of souls in this sci-fi romance. Ironic, then, that it ends up being such a soulless and trifling affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 5, 2013
It's bewildering how sci-fi aficionado Andrew Niccol ("Gattaca," "The Truman Show") could mastermind such a parasitic mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
April 4, 2013
Yeah...um...no...don't ever do this again please.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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