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What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? "The Host" is the next epic love story from the creator of the "Twilight Saga," worldwide bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about - Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt) , proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

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"This is pretty silly stuff, Twi-lite if you will, but played with maximum solemnity, no discernible humor and minimal excitement."
‑ Tom Charity, CNN.com
"The movie's structure is awkward. There's no real narrative thrust."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Those who found Twilight nauseating will find The Host has the same overlong runtime, cornball characters, and artificially pumped up romantic stakes."
‑ Travis Hopson, Examiner.com
"What sort of worked on the page crashes and burns on the screen, as even an actress of Ronan's caliber can't make these self-debates anything but ridiculous."
‑ Margot Harrison, Seven Days
"You might despise the 'Twilight' series and still find something to appreciate here...at least it's original."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"[A] bizarre Saturday Night Live sketch about a girl with a bratty alien inside her."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"The Host's infelicities-drab dialogue, ridiculous plotting, more emotional crises than there is story-are enlivened by its thematic eccentricities."
‑ Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"The Host fails as a romance, but it also struggles as an adventure film. The body-snatching angle has been done before, and the aliens... aren't menacing enough."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"It's all very confusing, and not very interesting."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Catnip for the cooing teen female set but far less engaging and rewarding for anyone else."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"The Host isn't very good as a romance. There's not very much passion on screen, which makes the film a poor cousin to Twilight."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Fear and dread of "the other" have long ruled American science fiction, fantasy, suspense thrillers and politics... How jarring then, and refreshing, to see The Host... take the invaders' point of view."
‑ Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News
"Oh, the silly movies we must endure. "The Host" is perhaps one of the most brain-dead sci-fi love stories to come along in many years."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"Beyond Meyer's trite-and-untrue formula (supernatural love triangle, exotic locale, family values and kisses as daring and transgressive), corpse-stiff dialogue, flat action sequences and a confused allegory make this movie particularly stultifying piffle"
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"And you thought Twilight was bad..."
‑ Bill Gibron, Film Racket
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