The Moth Diaries Synopsis
A teen suspects that a new classmate at their all-girls boarding school is a vampire.
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Boxoffice Magazine

With bubbles of nascent arousal frothing at the film's feminine surface, Moth Diaries' commercial potential is likely to hinge on whether...
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70

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
It offers glancing pleasures of the atmospheric kind – the impact is the equivalent of a filmy cobweb brushing against your cheek. It...
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Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
This is one vampire film whose sexless, generic ending betrays a promise of revisionist complexity.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Her (Harron) torpid adaptation of Rachel Klein's novel about female sexual desire, jealousy, death wishes, and vampires at a girls' boarding...
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50

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Roiling with jealousy, suicide and latent lesbian urges, The Moth Diaries dances on the border between hallucination and reality without...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

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Suspenseless, uninvolving and underdeveloped, it wastes the talents of an almost entirely distaff cast that deserves much stronger material.
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40

Time

By Richard Corliss
All three give performances that would suit a better movie than this pallid shocker with little heart and no bite.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Way too serious for its own good. The best vampire movies are some combination of sexy, scary or campy. This one is 100 percent earnest,...
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20

Time Out New York

By David Fear
They've taken an intriguing story about female neuroses with gothic overtones and turned it into a graceless, butt-ugly attempt at...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Director Mary Harron ("American Psycho") can do little with this bloodless drama.
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Rated R | For Some Bloody Images, Drug Use, Sexuality and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Angst-ridden teen horror movie has suicide themes.
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