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Reviews: The Host (2013)

hostReviews for this film from our members:

  • Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog VI [Croatian]
  • Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
    • Excerpt: The Host has so many things wrong with it that it soon becomes too hard to catalogue them all.
  • Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: squanders any quality from its concept to deliver a vacuous, unoriginal and painfully dull film
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The sight of Ronan speaking to herself as the alien as voice overs account for Melanie is titter inducing even before the standard Meyer supernatural love triangle is introduced.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: In short, The Host is just stilly.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: It’s bewildering how sci-fi aficionado Andrew Niccol (“Gattaca,” “The Truman Show,” could mastermind such a parasitic mess.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: Stephenie Meyer has found a whole new way for teen girls to be conflicted about sex…
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
  • Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
    • Excerpt: The Host is a cool idea dumbed down to the lowest common denominator, infused with zero subtlety, and totally squandered on overly serious melodrama.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • [New – 9/12] | Frank Ochieng @ Yahoo! Voices Movies
    • Excerpt: In the syrupy teen body-switching sci-fi fantasy The Host, Meyer once again delivers the sugary surrealism that made her aforementioned Twilight sagas the gospel according to teen disillusionment. Labored, tedious, mushy and pandering, Niccol’s one-note narrative is unintentionally hilarious in its dopey rhythms of monotonous moodiness and despair.
  • Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: The Host is akin to the grade-Z schlock you might catch on Mystery Science Theater 3000; no amount of technical proficiency – which this film certainly has, in most respects, with its metallic sparkling-new sheen and teal & orange palette – can overcome lousy sci-fi writing.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: A great opening is drowned by the next two hours of slow, boring torture.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: A great opening is drowned by the next two hours of slow, boring torture.
  • Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
  • Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: An extremely silly story made worse by Andrew Niccol’s ponderous, self-important adaptation.
  • Jean-François Vandeuren @ Panorama-cinema.com [French]
Updated: July 13, 2015 — 3:32 pm

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