70

Village Voice

By Amy Nicholson
For smart, strong girls and the guys who like them, Vampire Academy will hit a vein.
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60

New York Daily News

The supernatural fight scenes are cheesy and cheap, but this movie is less about epic brawls and more about a headmistress in fabulous dresses, secret meetings with brooding boys in the library, sexualized fang pokes and making wisenheimer comments during prophetic visions.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Tedious as all this vampire exposition is (and there’s a LOT), the jokey tone here is much appreciated, with everyone “a few corpuscles shy of an artery” and the action as predictable as “a porcupine in a hot tub.”
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
If you're not at the bull's-eye center of the target audience, a movie like this one can suck the life out of you.
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50

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
What is surprising is that while the patchwork whole creaks terribly in places, the parts also show signs of life.
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40

The Dissolve

By Keith Phipps
Fans of the books might enjoy seeing their world brought to life, but most everyone else will likely leave feeling as if they’ve just completed a seminar on vampire lore, and they’re likely to fail any pop quiz that follows.
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It’s not a complete disaster, but even the appearance of Gabriel Byrne, as Lissa’s uncle Victor, fails to make much of a dent in the slapdash proceedings.
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30

Arizona Republic

By Randy Cordova
The film is based on a popular series of young-adult books (big surprise), but one figures only die-hard fans will enjoy the result. The movie is slow-witted and moves at a glacial pace.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
A film as soul-sucking as any of the fang-baring bores who populate it.
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25

Boston Globe

By Peter Keough
Despite such attractions as Gabriel Byrne as a vampire with a skin disease and a décor that combines Hogwarts with “Suspiria,” the only lesson learned here is that Hollywood needs fresh blood.
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30 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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