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    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    One idea, mixed with lame jokes, and stretched beyond coherence. Vampire Academy doesn't need a review. It needs a stake in the heart. show more

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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 dresses, secret meetings with brooding boys in the library, sexualized fang pokes and making wisenheimer comments during prophetic visions. show more

  • 30
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    A film as soul-sucking as any of the fang-baring bores who populate it. show more

  • 50
    Roger Moore McClatchy-Tribune News Service

    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.” show more

  • 25
    Peter Keough Boston Globe

    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. show more

  • 40
    Keith Phipps The Dissolve

    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. show more

  • 30
    Randy Cordova Arizona Republic

    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. show more

  • 40
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    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. show more

  • 70
    Amy Nicholson Village Voice

    For smart, strong girls and the guys who like them, Vampire Academy will hit a vein. show more

  • February 23, 2014 ig00000000182638
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    Childish, boring and poorly acted. What a waste of time.

  • February 23, 2014 sweetmelody10
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    Loved this movie! The trailers made it seem so cheesy and really made me not want to watch it, but after seeing it, I am really glad I did. I went with my sister and she loved it as well, if only it did better at the box office, I would love to see the sequel.

  • February 18, 2014 fy00000000181622
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    Amazing movie I loved it I was actually surprised at how good it was, since usually when they turn books into movies its terrible, but this one did a good job and got all the main parts of the book. I loved the books and I loved the movie.

  • February 17, 2014 fz00000000180937
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    This movie was terrible. The only interesting thing about it was the remake of Belalogsi\'s Dead at the end of the movie.

  • February 15, 2014 don 1
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    Worth seeing and the days of high school will come back far to quickly.

  • February 14, 2014 pc00000000179859
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    the poor trailers and posters just don't do this movie justice! especially for all the people that read the books!!! way better after the first few minutes, captures the essence of the books & characters very well! fun get away movie with every category! comedy, action, romance, drama, suspense!

  • February 09, 2014 jpewther
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    With a lot of rapid-fire dialogue and twists that I often couldn\'t quite understand, this movie was a little too complex and glib for me. But a number of young ladies around me were having a good laugh in various places, so I give it 3 stars instead of 2.

  • February 07, 2014 jm00000000126851
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    NOT another Twilight. Strong female lead who knows how to kick some ass. This isn\'t about romance, it\'s about friendship and protecting those you love. There is a lot of heart, humor and action. The canon is based on Romanian vampire folklore. Forget the name and give it a chance!

  • February 06, 2014 fl00000000179324
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    can\'t wait!!!!

  • February 01, 2014 lisadominique1
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    going to the premier

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