The Host (2013) 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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Absolutely Awful, yet Thoroughly Entertained

By BigAl1919
This was the worst movie I have seen in a while, but it was worth every penny mostly because I was cracking up for the duration of the movie. Every attempt by this movie to be an actual love story is...

The Host

By geegeew
I had read the book and the movie followed the book very well, although it was slow in some spots. I think that it might be a little odd if someone had not read the book....

sooo excited

By candvcisneros
we were so excited to see The Host. and so happy that the film followed the book. there was a bit of difference, but they made it work!!!...

Must See !!!

By lulusuarez0428
I've not read the book, Yet, but I just loved, loved the movie. Read other reviews, and it says it follows the book, so I'm great for that! I really enjoyed it. Actors were good. It had its funny...

Awful

By boz113
I will admit, I'm not in the demographic this movie is going for...especially if I consider myself in the demographic of people who actually go to the movies to see a well thought out, entertaining...

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By thedoctor777
This could have been a real good movie; here comes the but. This film has too many what I call bloopers. It has people doing things that no sane person would have done under the circumstances at...

Surprisingly good.

By RealBryanG1786
I took my fiance to see this because she has read the book about 3 times, and enjoyed the story. I despise the Twilight films, and didn't expect this much from the movie adaptation of a Stephenie...

Great to see on the big screen

By Fshlunky
My wife and I are big fans of the book and finally got to see the big screen adaptation last night. They really did a great job of finding the right cast. (especially William Hurt as Uncle Jeb!!)...

Loved it

By katherinelowe1988
The book was good but the movie (surprisingly) was better. The movie left out a lot of elements from the book but it was a really good rendition. Just like the book when u think there is still more to...

The Host was well done

By bdornoff
As usual there were parts different from the book, but it was well done. The relationships were what made the movie and book special. That even in another person's body another person's qualities can...

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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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