The Host Reviews

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August 28, 2019
The acting, as well as Andrew Niccol's writing and direction, are all awful; I can't in good conscience recommend that anyone see this film.
August 9, 2019
Lazily follows the same formula as Meyer's other works, but insert aliens where you'd think vampires.
February 20, 2019
This movie stole two hours of my life.
November 18, 2018
Inexplicably, The Host is another convenient Meyer-induced supernatural soap dish that wants to exploit the girl power movie-going minions with schlocky cotton candy amour nestled behind an overused gothic-oriented gimmick.
November 6, 2018
So in short, unless you are a pre-teen girl with a less-than-C average, this movie is probably not worth your time.
November 1, 2018
The film is dull and slow, nothing happens during the entire second act, the dialog is laughable, and the ending is the most contrived and utterly anti-climactic thing ever.
November 12, 2017
A dumb plot, laughable dialogue and bad acting, make The Host one of the worst commercial films I've ever seen. [Full review in Spanish]
April 12, 2016
Kind of like watching a toddler assemble a high-end bookcase.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 13, 2013
It's all very confusing, and not very interesting.
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.
April 23, 2013
Catnip for the cooing teen female set but far less engaging and rewarding for anyone else.
April 14, 2013
And you thought Twilight was bad...
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.
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.
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.
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