63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The Host will make perfect sense to 12-year-old girls, while their college-age sisters will probably laugh themselves sick and their mothers will look at Hurt and wonder when he got so old.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
A silly, if fun, futuristic sci-fi romance.
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The Host is top-heavy with profound, sonorous conversations, all tending to sound like farewells. The movie is so consistently pitched at the same note, indeed, that the structure robs it of possibilities for dramatic tension.
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60

Film.com

By Stephanie Zacharek
The Host gets bogged down in its “who’s kissing whom now?” dynamics, and it becomes all too easy to snicker at it.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
'Twilight' of the Body Snatchers, without much urgency or sexual heat.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
There's something about novelist Stephenie Meyer that induces formerly interesting directors to suddenly make films that are slow, silly and soporific.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Saoirse Ronan's talents are wasted on a foolish dual part in this dull sci-fi fantasy.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Watch closely and you might even spy a better film inside, straining to break free.
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38

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The Host basically comes down to a vote for Team Jared or Team Ian. I voted myself into oblivion about half an hour in. Niccol, who once added mystery and suspense to the sci-fi of 1997's "Gattaca," is no match for the giant marshmallow that is The Host.
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's really a dramatic sinkhole.
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35 out of 100
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