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Based on 28 Reviews
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  • 38
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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 added mystery and suspense to the sci-fi of 1997's "Gattaca," is no match for the giant marshmallow that is The Host. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Saoirse Ronan's talents are wasted on a foolish dual part in this dull sci-fi fantasy. show more

  • 63
    Tirdad Derakhshani Philadelphia Inquirer

    A silly, if fun, futuristic sci-fi romance. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Watch closely and you might even spy a better film inside, straining to break free. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    There's something about novelist Stephenie Meyer that induces formerly interesting directors to suddenly make films that are slow, silly and soporific. show more

  • 60
    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. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The Host is top-heavy with profound, sonorous conversations, all tending to sound like farewells. The movie is so consistently pitched at the same note, indeed, that the structure robs it of possibilities for dramatic tension. show more

  • 63
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The Host will make perfect sense to 12-year-old girls, while their college-age sisters will probably laugh themselves sick and their mothers will look at Hurt and wonder when he got so old. show more

  • 50
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    'Twilight' of the Body Snatchers, without much urgency or sexual heat. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    To work, The Host would have required a visionary interpretation rather than the mundane telling that Niccol opts for. show more

  • August 27, 2013 zi00000000090547
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    da gana de dormir...ensorosa....

  • July 16, 2013 drew.lesicko
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    this movie stinks

  • July 09, 2013 yomatafakaa
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    This is not my kind of genre for movie but i really Enjoyed this. i think this is a masterpiece! 5/5 ~Kim

  • July 08, 2013 jacquejo
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    The worst sound quality I\'ve heard in a movie in a long time, and I see a lot of movies

  • May 09, 2013 by00000000148811
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    Very good movie! Really enjoyed it!

  • April 27, 2013 kr00000000146899
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    This movie disappounted me. I thought the story boring.

  • April 20, 2013 Yvonne
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    I liked this movie. Was a little slow in the beginning, but I attributed that to developing the characters. Not like I expected with a nice twist in the end.

  • April 11, 2013 Sean-Kyle Blair
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    this movie started out with the feel of a crazy chick trying to escape from a metal hospital and ended horribly as they left this hypographed movie open for a seconed. horrible horrible movie

  • April 10, 2013 cz00000000144960
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    I actually thoroughly enjoyed this movie. The lead actress was more than amazing and the story was definitely one of a kind. There will always be countless love stories, but the lesson you learn from them often changes and this took me by suprise.

  • April 10, 2013 ed00000000144867
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    This movie was very disappointing! It was a lot of talking and no action. I didnt know it was going to be a one scene movies. I get the idea but poorly done. I understand why I couldnt get past the 2nd chapter in the book. BORING!


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