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The Host

Overview


Genre :

Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Romance

Release Date :

March 29, 2013

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Andrew Niccol

Starring :

Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Chandler Canterbury, Boyd Holbrook, Frances Fisher, William Hurt, Stephen Rider

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

“..this is pretty silly stuff, "Twi"-lite if you will, but played with maximum solemnity, no discernible humor and minimal excitement..”
by Tom Charity [CNN.com]
2.5 of 4

“..the movie serves as an excellent substitute for the book: better art direction and a quarter of the adjectives..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
Review rate : F

“..the movie is arid, inert, inept, dumbly preposterous, and endless..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
1 of 5

“..that sounds like it should work (really!), but it never does, largely because the story is as drained of energy as are its moony aliens..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
1 of 4

“..set in a future where alien conquerors have banished disease, violence and pollution - but not visible panty lines..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
1.5 of 5

“..but if you were hoping for some simmering passion a la Bella-Edward-Jacob from "the souls" - the parasitic invaders taking over earthling bodies - pick up the book..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“.."The Host" wastes most of its two hours on high-school-caliber drama..”
by Michael O'Sullivan [Washington Post]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Roger Moore [Movie Nation]

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