The Moth Diaries
The Moth Diaries (2012)

Acclaimed director Mary Harron returns with the chilling story of Rebecca (Sarah Bolger), a young girl who, haunted by her father's suicide, enrolls in an elite boarding school for girls. Before long, Rebecca's friendship with the… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: April 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2012
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Way too serious for its own good.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Harron can do little with this bloodless drama, a shadow of such quiet vampire treats as "Let the Right One In" and "The Addiction."

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Ken McIntyre
Total Film

Vamps-fans won't find much to gnaw on here.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Roiling with jealousy, suicide and latent lesbian urges, "The Moth Diaries" dances on the border between hallucination and reality without fully committing to either.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

Harron, a supremely intelligent adaptor who did wonders with the screen version of Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho, simply doesn't have the chops to give this story the florid kick it needs.

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Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

I'd give this moth-eaten nonsense a miss.

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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies

The Moth Diaries fails to frighten, titillate or otherwise engage the imagination.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

Where are the shivers? The girls are properly fragile, ethereal and neurotic, but the way Ms. Harron gingerly moves them around like porcelain dolls is too careful to stir up much terror.

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Rich Cline

There's a terrific sense of menace in this gothic dramatic thriller, which plays on the story's fantasy elements to take us into a teen girl's troubled imagination. It's beautifully shot too.

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Flixster Audience Score: 22% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Pleasantly surprised. I expected very little from this (actually I expected another crap movie, and following on from Vampire Academy, seemed to be my night for… More
m h
My main problem with it, is that its quite slow. I also didn't care for the narrative. Other than that, I thought it was a good story, and I liked the… More
Cynthia S.
Interesting movie. Dark. Mysterious. A little slow. Not as bad as the low ratings would suggest.
Dann Michalski
The pseudo vampire film The Moth Diaries is a weak and monotonous attempt at a psychological thriller. There are some interesting themes and an intriguing set… More