• Released
  • March 29, 2013
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 5 min
  • Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 3,358 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's really a dramatic sinkhole.
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Good adaptation to the book

By novemberbug12
I love the book and the movie was good... But obviously they left out some really important parts. Overall good movie....

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Rated PG-13 | For Some sensuality and violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Lots of kisses, but "Twi"-fi thriller isn't that compelling.
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