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December 31, 2013
It's not gruesome enough to please genre fans, but not nearly funny enough to be a comedy either. It tries to be a mixture of both and fails.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 31, 2013
A muddled teenpic.
June 12, 2013
This is a love story, done with charm, humor, and tenderness.
February 5, 2013
It's all very silly and sweet in that indie-nostalgic way that Levine ('The Wackness' and '50/50') has made his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 4, 2013
Warm Bodies doesn't even have the conviction to follow through on its lame ideas, let alone its good ones. It's a mostly terrible film that misses the opportunity to be a merely mediocre one.
February 3, 2013
This is a bloody fresh twist on the zombie genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 3, 2013
Warm Bodies is a funnier and pleasantly cheaper-grade movie than Twilight that aims to draw in both Bella & Edward lovers and haters.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 2, 2013
Warm Bodies even suggests that true love can help the right zombie grow a new heart. That's a con job that makes Bodies lukewarm at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 1, 2013
Though R's mind is nimble in (very witty) voiceover, out loud he can only express himself in a series of groans and grumbles--as touching a metaphor for love-struck adolescence as we may see at the movies this year.
February 1, 2013
"Warm Bodies" sounds a lot better in theory than it turns out to be in practice.
February 1, 2013
There are so many clever lines and bits of physical comedy worth revisiting that the movie seems like a likely cult classic, but it's more inclusive than that.
February 1, 2013
In a genre that's grown so exhausted - what are we, up to "Night of the Resident Evil Dead Part 23" by now? - "Warm Bodies" not only brings in some fresh blood, but has brains to spare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 1, 2013
We're left with a setup that guarantees only 15 minutes of wholehearted enjoyment, followed by 80 minutes of intermittent mild amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 1, 2013
A good-natured romantic zombie comedy that plays like a tamer version of The Twilight Saga.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 1, 2013
You'd have to be a zombie not to enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 1, 2013
Fans of "The Walking Dead" can keep moving; there's nothing to see here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 31, 2013
In doing a little genre bending of romantic schmaltz and horror cheese - some fundamental zombie mythology is turned on its head - the film breathes amusing new life into both.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 31, 2013
Warm Bodies pulls a nifty trick in the red-hot zombie genre: It lacks a brain, though it eats plenty of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 31, 2013
An improbable romance sweetened with appealing performances and buoyed by one of the better cute meets in recent romantic comedy ...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
January 31, 2013
[Levine] finds strategies in Warm Bodies to make what has long been considered a deathless tale undead in a new way.
January 31, 2013
Warm Bodies is a sweetly funny and touching riff on Beauty and the Beast or Romeo and Juliet -- if the Beast feasted on flesh or Romeo came back from the dead.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2013
The movie has a wry sense of humor that manages to coexist with its all-you-need-is-love theme.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 31, 2013
These bodies, whether human or zombie, feel room-temperature at best.
January 31, 2013
The film's intentions are way too good for its own good, producing bloodless romance and more shamefully bloodless carnage.
January 31, 2013
"Warm Bodies" is surely the zombie love story of the season.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 31, 2013
It's like the Capulets and the Montagues all over again - only the Montagues don't have a pulse.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 31, 2013
Hoult's genuinely awkward charm and Palmer's tomboyish wholesomeness disarm an audience overfamiliar with this story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 31, 2013
It's not that I disapprove of zombie-human dating. I just don't like having my brain eaten by dead writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 31, 2013
I don't know if the first zombie date flick is a step forward or backward for civilization as a whole, but I can say that "Warm Bodies" pulls off a pretty impressive trick: It has its "Twilight" and goofs on it too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 31, 2013
No, it's not the best zombie film, but it may well be the cutest.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 31, 2013
Though on the surface falling in line with any "Twilight" film, "Warm Bodies" is better produced, acted and written, which isn't saying a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 31, 2013
It wants to be funny, charming, scary, and dramatic. It ends up being a little of each but not successful as any one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 31, 2013
The likable if not remarkable Warm Bodies is the world's first romantic zombie comedy, told from the point of view of a dead guy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 31, 2013
Hoult and Palmer carry "Warm Bodies" with a delightful conviction their characters' forbidden, "Romeo and Juliet"-like bond can be played like other movie romances, albeit with an obvious twist.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 31, 2013
The whole of "Warm Bodies," in both its comic and dramatic strains, lacks a certain ... what? Ooomph? Intensity? Invention?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 31, 2013
Takes its premise painfully literally, resulting in a series of unlikely developments guaranteed to get hardcore zombie-movie fans frothing with rage -- if they don't doze off first.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 29, 2013
"Warm Bodies" offers a welcome twist on the living-dead canon, even if the decidedly femme-skewed results ignore pretty much every rule of the genre.
January 28, 2013
This character-driven genre meld could have used more edge and energy, and less obvious message-mongering, but it scores in terms of atmosphere, humor and charm.