Vampire Academy Synopsis
Rose Hathaway (Deutch) is a Dhampir: half human/vampire, guardians of the Moroi, peaceful, mortal vampires living discretely within our world. Her legacy is to protect the Moroi from bloodthirsty, immortal Vampires, the Strigoi. This is her story.
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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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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...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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Book to Movie WIN

By CarolineAnne
Usually when a book is translated to a movie the team takes creative liberties with the story. That is NOT the case with Vampire Academy. The film follows the book closely, changing and...


By spattz
I saw the movie yesterday at an advanced screening at Regal Cinemas and it was 100000x times better than i ever imagined it would be! VAMPIRE ACADEMY IS NOTHING LIKE TWILIGHT! It's HELLA FUNNY...

Enjoyed it!

By jessicakg08
I saw an early screening! It's pretty true to the book and I enjoyed the humor throughout the movie. It is definitely a must see for fans of the series and for those looking for a feel good,...

It's Not Actually Cool to Hate Vampires or Vampire Academy

By astarllama
So, we all know that the new cool is to be a Twilight basher and to adamantly declare how sick of vampires we all are. Even the critics forgot that vampires are immortal. They will always be a part...

Decent action, confusing plot

By wild1180720
I'm not a reader of the books, but the trailers made this look vaguely interesting. I should have realized I would be the only adult male (nearly only male!) in the theater. Awkward! The plot jumps...

36yrs old

By gorrilla25us
Well im 36yrs old, and i didnt find it was bad or great, i did like it, but my 15yr old daughter and 11 yr old son loved it.......

Extremely Disappointed.

By mellarson92623
i was very excited when i heard that they were making this book into a movie. once i saw the movie i was extremely disappointed with it. first of all, it didnt start off the way it did in the book,...

A little sleepy with undynamic actors

By kristi_parsons
I did not know what to expect before watching this movie, but I was not overly impressed with the cinematography or story line. Though it seemed to take a slight twist on the "typical" vampire story,...


By rhiannaquiles
This movie was Mean Girls meets Heathers with vampires. Fans of the books with will love it! It followed the book very closely, and only minor details were changed. It was as funny and sexy and I was...

Funny, Campy, Good Action

By Moviebuff360
Way better than expected. Haven't read the books but didn't feel lost. Moved along at a good pace, enough action to keep the adventurous happy, enough romance without being sappy to keep the...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language, Bloody Images, Sexual Content and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Blood and sexy stuff in teen-targeted supernatural spoof.
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