Vampire Academy
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Rose Hathaway (Deutch) is a Dhampir: half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story. (c) Weinstein

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a garbage heap of weak quips, delivered by an assortment of pretty boys and girls and amped up with some cheesy moments of animal cruelty."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"[Mr. Waters] doesn't seem especially interested in the supernatural parts of "Vampire Academy," and he clearly didn't have the budget to make what little hocus-pocus there is magical."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"The action is underwhelming and the plot muddled, taking so long to explain the saga's complex mythology that there's no time left to flesh out the characters. Which is a shame, as Deutch's heroine has a sassy spark."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Richelle Mead's sharp series of young-adult novels might have been better off being adapted for longform TV, rather than the big-screen blunting they cop here."
‑ Leigh Paatsch, Herald Sun (Australia)
"It is so silly, so convoluted in terms of plot, but so insouciant that it almost gets away with it. Almost."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, At the Movies (Australia)
"Not only plays like the crassest possible mashup of "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" elements, but seems designed to make those franchises look like eternal monuments of world culture by comparison."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Ultimately more "Meaningless" than "Mean Girls," "Vampire Academy" is a busy, overcomplicated empowerment fantasy with more hormones than brain cells."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, TheWrap
"Rarely have I felt such disconnect between material and the actors tasked with performing it as I did with Mark Waters' Vampire Academy."
‑ Glenn Dunks, Quickflix
"Joining the painful list of Goth-drenched Twilight franchise wannabes - Mortal Instruments, Beautiful Creatures, Dark Shadows - comes a half-baked, yappy stab at blending sexy Undead girls into a teen high school comedy..Even hardcore Goths will be bored."
‑ Jim Schembri, 3AW
"Despite an all star team behind the camera this is probably the first occasion where the film is literally impossible to understand without reading the novel first."
‑ Anthony Morris, The Vine
"This attempt to capture the magic of the "Twilight" and "Harry Potter" franchises tries too hard to pack all the backstory and borrowings into one film."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"The only thing that distinguishes this teen-magnet wannabe from its predecessors is how lazily it appears to have been slapped together."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"I died a little bit inside."
‑ Dominic Corry,
"I thought it was a complete mess. I thought the teenage dialogue was puerile and that was a shame because Daniel Waters wrote the screenplay for HEATHERS, which is one of the really nice films about school but that was a long time ago."
‑ David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)
"I really did try to channel the 17 year old high school girl within, byzantine, bitchy scheming an' all, but it's a stretch too far, and had to be content with enjoying the performances"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
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