The Moth Diaries Reviews

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April 27, 2012
If you think Twilight moves at a plodding pace and makes you wish for a death that will not come, wait till you see this.
April 26, 2012
American Psycho director Mary Harron's latest is unfortunately a middling J-horror outing.
April 24, 2012
Sex, blood, and death may be the givens of any Dracula-inspired fright film. The Moth Diaries skimps on all three.
April 21, 2012
It's a missed opportunity for Harron, who can't figure out a game plan for the source material's mysteries, leaving the picture to spin helplessly, wasting enticing genre ingredients.
April 20, 2012
... favors supernatural dazzle over the exploration of deeper, character-driven issues.
April 20, 2012
Despite impressive performances by three young actresses, 'The Moth Diaries' lacks sufficient scare power.
April 20, 2012
The Moth Diaries serves up a great helping of symbolism and interesting suggestions in what could have been an exceptional story, but that is about as far as it goes.
April 20, 2012
There's a heavy air of Sapphic attraction-which might have been more fun if fun were what the director had in mind.
April 20, 2012
You'll have to search high and low to find a ridiculous movie that presents itself with this straight a face.
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
It offers glancing pleasures of the atmospheric kind - the impact is the equivalent of a filmy cobweb brushing against your cheek. It tickles more than it bites.
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.
April 17, 2012
Whither the filmmaker who gave us such memorable monsters as Patrick Bateman and Valerie Solanas, or such complex females as Bettie Page? Someone has apparently stolen the director's identity and is making movies under her name.
April 17, 2012
Lesbian desires, fears of mortality, and adolescent jealousies are all handled as bluntly as the unintentionally corny black-and-white flashbacks and gauzy dream sequences.
April 17, 2012
A total miss thanks to poor performances and a weak story. Harron never builds any tension and is unable to get her cast to bring any life to their characters.
April 17, 2012
It's an interesting late night watch on cable, but not much more than that.
April 13, 2012
This is one vampire film whose sexless, generic ending betrays a promise of revisionist complexity.
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