Vampire Academy
Vampire Academy (2014)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 7, 2014
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014
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Critic Score: 12% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it may appeal to its built-in fanbase, Vampire Academy's Twilight-meets-Mean Girls conceit borrows lazily from its predecessors and offers few laughs or thrills to complement its overstuffed backstory.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

[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.

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Roxana Hadadi
Punch Drunk Critics

Another young-adult adaptation bites the dust.

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Dennis Harvey

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.

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Todd Gilchrist

Ultimately more "Meaningless" than "Mean Girls," "Vampire Academy" is a busy, overcomplicated empowerment fantasy with more hormones than brain cells.

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John Fink
The Film Stage

Vampire Academy is often more fun than many brainless supernatural tween films.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

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.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

The only thing that distinguishes this teen-magnet wannabe from its predecessors is how lazily it appears to have been slapped together.

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Cris Kennedy
The Canberra Times (Australia)

What's saddest of all is that the Gen Y audience this is meant for will be so busy texting during the film they won't notice how poor it is, they'll love it -- and there will be a sequel.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
A profoundly poorly acted and written plot that leaves much to be desired. The few snorts of giggles aren't enough to stop this movie from dragging!
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Christian C
The banter and back-story may be a bit too hastily presented to be entirely effective, but I still found the film entertaining and surprisingly funny.
Aaron Neuwirth
Rose: A female - especially one who lives off of blood and magic - is going to have her mood swings. Vampire Academy seems like it could have been a fun mix… More
Nicki Marie
This was freaking awful, and not in a good way. I could barely follow it, and I read and enjoyed the series when it first came out. Lots of dumb action and… More
Dann Michalski
Based on the best-selling young adult book series, Vampire Academy is a convoluted and monotonous tale. A half vampire, half human named Rose must protect a… More