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The Moth Diaries

Overview


Genre :

Horror

Release Date :

April 20, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Mary Harron

Starring :

Scott Speedman, Lily Cole, Sarah Gadon, Sarah Bolger, Anne Day-Jones, Valerie Tian, Judy Parfitt, Melissa Farman, Deena Aziz, Zina Anaplioti, Laurence Hamelin, Gia Sandhu

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2.5 of 5

“..visually stunning, sticks out like a sore thumb in an otherwise bland film..”
by Chris Bumbray [JoBlo's Movie Emporium]
1 of 5

“..they've taken an intriguing story about female neuroses with gothic overtones and turned it into a graceless, butt-ugly attempt at Twilight-lite..”
by David Fear [Time Out New York]
2 of 5

“..the whole thing is rather silly, but it does offer the occasional elegant, gothic shiver..”
by Stephanie Zacharek [Movieline]
1 of 5

“..the kind of class that only exists in movies like this..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
3 of 5

“..the film's narrative frailties are offset by impeccable performances and a consistently eerie tone..”
by Jeannette Catsoulis [New York Times]
2 of 4

“..not enough psychology to be intelligently creepy, and not enough schlock to be viscerally scary..”
by Rick Groen [Globe and Mail]
2 of 4

“..nlike American Psycho, the movie is too polite for its own good..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
“..lacks sufficient scare power..”
by Betty Jo Tucker [ReelTalk Movie Reviews]
“..lacking the light touch and satiric black humor she deployed in American Psycho..”
by Nick Schager [Village Voice]
Review rate : C

“..her torpid adaptation of Rachel Klein's novel about female sexual desire, jealousy, death wishes, and vampires at a girls' boarding school defeats Harron's talent for exploring darkness on the edge of kinkiness..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
2 of 5

“..fails to frighten, titillate or otherwise engage the imagination..”
by Kathleen Murphy [MSN Movies]
“..an example of how even the most skilled director can leave an audience confused and weary when hobbled by a mess of a script..”
by Caitlin Colford [Paste Magazine]

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