70

Salon.com

By Stephanie Zacharek
Never having read the book, I found Blood and Chocolate to be a lovely surprise, an imaginative and visually lush picture firmly rooted in the tradition of gothic romance and elegiac horror films about misunderstood monsters.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
Werewolves are tame with overuse, and movies like Blood and Chocolate -- where moments of inspiration vie in vain with Goth cliché -- play like underlit "Charmed" reruns.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A far cry from such sneakily subversive werewolf-sex tales as "The Company of Wolves" (1984) or "Ginver Snaps" (2000), this pallid little picture is all "Lost Boys" (1987) posturing by way of the sublimely ridiculous "Covenant" (2006).
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50

Boston Globe

Entertaining in a B-movie sort of way, and you can't help admiring its earnestness about the philosophical issues it invokes.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The lead performers certainly are highly attractive, making this one of the more sensual werewolf pictures in quite a while -- and to their credit, they do manage to keep a straight face throughout. But ultimately, the anemic Blood and Chocolate could have benefited from a little less chocolate and a lot more blood.
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Not as yummy as it sounds, true, but nowhere near as godawful as "Van Helsing," a small mercy but very much appreciated.
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38

New York Daily News

Though technically a werewolf movie, the silly Blood and Chocolate is really just a toothless love story about the bad stuff that can happen when two very different people fall in love.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Horror fans will be disgusted by the lack of gore. Romance fans will be disgusted by the presence of gore. One is tempted to applaud the filmmakers for trying something this daring, but the result isn't good enough to warrant any acclaim, however lukewarm it might be.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Not since "An American Werewolf in London" in 1981 reset the standard for man-to-wolf transformations has anyone tried to get away with special effects as pitiful as the ones in this movie.
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12

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
As for the script, a wittier director would have spotted the absurd elements and delivered a horror-comedy instead of a straight-faced bore.
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33 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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