The Host
The Host (2013)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 29, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 9, 2013
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Poorly scripted and dramatically ineffective, The Host is mostly stale and tedious, with moments of unintentional hilarity.

Tom Charity

This is pretty silly stuff, Twi-lite if you will, but played with maximum solemnity, no discernible humor and minimal excitement.

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James Berardinelli

The movie's structure is awkward. There's no real narrative thrust.

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Fico Cangiano

A dumb plot, laughable dialogue and bad acting, make The Host one of the worst commercial films I've ever seen. [Full review in Spanish]

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

[A] bizarre Saturday Night Live sketch about a girl with a bratty alien inside her.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

The Host's infelicities-drab dialogue, ridiculous plotting, more emotional crises than there is story-are enlivened by its thematic eccentricities.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

The Host wraps up cleanly but it's clear from the ending that, all going well, there will be a second instalment.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News

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.

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J. Olson

Kind of like watching a toddler assemble a high-end bookcase.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Every once and awhile a film so bad that it makes you angry just to watch it. Made specifically for tween girls there's lot of mindless smoothing without… More
Manu Gino
Choose to believe. Choose to fight. Choose to love. Choose to listen. Very good film! This movie you will either enjoy or hate to be honest. If you want… More
Jim Hunter
After an alien species has taken over her' body, a girl resists her invader and joins a group of humans looking to overthrow the aliens. Convoluted and… More
Cassandra Maples
If Roger Ebert were alive, he would have wiped his ass with this movie. Immature and unentertaining, I wish I had watched virtually anything else. The acting… More
Nicki Marie
Had heard some pretty awful things about this movie, so I was a little reluctant to watch it. However I was on a 7 hour flight and had seen most of the other… More
UUd Irawan Yudha Ariyanto
Bad cast. Bad narrating.