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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Philadelphia Inquirer

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

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

By thorsday<3
this movie is getting lots of criticism , and while i understand this you cant nit-pick everything. i loved this book and obsessed about it FOREVER.... and to be honest they did pretty good. yes the...

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 ang549
This was very well done with good coverage of all the main points of the story in the book. My friends and I loved it and highly recommend!!...

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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....

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...

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!!!...

Worst book to movie EVER!

By klawing
I fell in love with all of the characters in this book. I have read and re-read it several times in fact, because i love it so much. I get that the book was super detailed and alot of it probably...


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 realirish
Read the book and was hoping the movie lived up to the copy. It was a winner! Casting was appropriate. The story line will hold your interest and the end is super! If you're on the edge about...


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...

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