The Moth Diaries Reviews

Page 1 of 3
August 9, 2012
Way too serious for its own good.
April 19, 2012
Roiling with jealousy, suicide and latent lesbian urges, "The Moth Diaries" dances on the border between hallucination and reality without fully committing to either.
April 19, 2012
The Moth Diaries fails to frighten, titillate or otherwise engage the imagination.
April 19, 2012
Harron can do little with this bloodless drama, a shadow of such quiet vampire treats as "Let the Right One In" and "The Addiction."
April 19, 2012
Harron, a supremely intelligent adaptor who did wonders with the screen version of Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho, simply doesn't have the chops to give this story the florid kick it needs.
Top Critic
April 17, 2012
Where are the shivers? The girls are properly fragile, ethereal and neurotic, but the way Ms. Harron gingerly moves them around like porcelain dolls is too careful to stir up much terror.
June 27, 2019
While the girls' boarding school setting was traditionally a hotbed of exploitation in B thriller/horror cinema, The Moth Diaries is evidence that this is no longer a thrilling subgenre.
January 8, 2019
While no one would mistake "The Moth Diaries" for being as potentially dangerous, there's definitely a case to be made for being as careless.
May 23, 2018
In The Moth Diaries, we're just left with a half-baked morality tale that seems to suggest that young women are so hungry for daddy surrogates that they seek them in each other.
June 3, 2013
Vamps-fans won't find much to gnaw on here.
May 29, 2013
I'd give this moth-eaten nonsense a miss.
May 24, 2013
There's a terrific sense of menace in this gothic dramatic thriller, which plays on the story's fantasy elements to take us into a teen girl's troubled imagination. It's beautifully shot too.
May 24, 2013
A redundant teen-horror romp which, in the space of its slender running time, actually begins to make you pine for the return of Bella and Edward.
May 24, 2013
The lacklustre script is so determined to spell out thoughts and emotions that it becomes insulting.
May 23, 2013
Like the central character, it's difficult to convince ourselves that this sinister nastiness isn't really happening. So we get increasingly unnerved as the story progresses.
May 22, 2013
There's no mystery, suspense or intrigue. Worst of all, there are no real scares - though that may be due to the Young Adult market it's trying to tap into.
February 15, 2013
If you thought the Twilight films were hard to sit through, wait until you get a load of this toothless attempt to cash in on today's hormone-fuelled vampire craze.
January 27, 2013
September 15, 2012
"The Moth Diaries" just ends up feeling like a desperate attempt to cash in on the vampire craze created by "Twilight."
September 15, 2012
The Moth Diaries is an entirely bloodless vampire tale that takes itself way too seriously.
Page 1 of 3