Vampire Academy


Vampire Academy

Critics Consensus

Though it may appeal to its built-in fanbase, Vampire Academy's Twilight-meets-Mean Girls conceit borrows lazily from its predecessors and offers few laughs or thrills to complement its overstuffed backstory.



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Rose Hathaway (Deutch) is a Dhampir: half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story. (c) Weinstein


Zoey Deutch
as Rose Hathaway
Lucy Fry
as Lissa Dragomir
Danila Kozlovsky
as Dimitri Belikov
Gabriel Byrne
as Victor Dashkov
Sarah Hyland
as Natalie Dashkov
Joely Richardson
as Queen Tatiana
Cameron Monaghan
as Mason Ashford
Sami Gayle
as Mia Rinaldi
Claire Foy
as Ms. Karp
Dominic Sherwood
as Christian Ozera
Ben Peel
as Spiridion
Olga Kurylenko
as Headmistress Kirova
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Critic Reviews for Vampire Academy

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (47)

  • This is a garbage heap of weak quips, delivered by an assortment of pretty boys and girls and amped up with some cheesy moments of animal cruelty.

    Feb 13, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Not only plays like the crassest possible mashup of "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" elements, but seems designed to make those franchises look like eternal monuments of world culture by comparison.

    Feb 11, 2014 | Full Review…

    Dennis Harvey

    Top Critic
  • This attempt to capture the magic of the "Twilight" and "Harry Potter" franchises tries too hard to pack all the backstory and borrowings into one film.

    Feb 9, 2014 | Full Review…
  • [Mr. Waters] doesn't seem especially interested in the supernatural parts of "Vampire Academy," and he clearly didn't have the budget to make what little hocus-pocus there is magical.

    Feb 9, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Ultimately more "Meaningless" than "Mean Girls," "Vampire Academy" is a busy, overcomplicated empowerment fantasy with more hormones than brain cells.

    Feb 7, 2014 | Full Review…

    Todd Gilchrist

    Top Critic
  • The only thing that distinguishes this teen-magnet wannabe from its predecessors is how lazily it appears to have been slapped together.

    Feb 7, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Vampire Academy

  • Dec 12, 2014
    The banter and back-story may be a bit too hastily presented to be entirely effective, but I still found the film entertaining and surprisingly funny.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2014
    Got dragged into seeing this with a friend and oh man did I regret it. So amazingly bad. This is definitely one of the worst sci-fi/fantasy films I've ever seen. The writing is's just one dreadful sarcastic line after another. What a waste of time.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • May 30, 2014
    Based on the best-selling young adult book series, Vampire Academy is a convoluted and monotonous tale. A half vampire, half human named Rose must protect a vampire princess from a mysterious assailant that's stalking her. The script is incredibly weak; as it's full of exposition dumps that try to explain the vampire social order and provide some ambiguous backstories for several key characters. And, the acting isn't that good either; though Zoey Deutch does have a certain charisma. Yet the vampire mythology is quite intriguing, and there's a good amount of mystery to the plot. Vampire Academy is clearly trying to cash in on the recent popularity of young adult fantasy, but it doesn't put forth much effort into making a quality product.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 26, 2014
    Directors C Super Reviewer

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