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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The script is too primly PG-13 to really go for it. Warm Bodies even suggests that true love can help the right zombie grow a new heart. That's a con job that makes Bodies lukewarm at best. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    There's one really good idea at work in Warm Bodies, which is to take "Romeo and Juliet" and mash it up with a zombie movie. show more

  • 50
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Geared for teens who perhaps found the Twilight series too profound, Warm Bodies is an unabashed homage to that wildly successful franchise. One of its stars, Teresa Palmer, is even done up to be a carbon copy of Kristen Stewart, the anchor of the vampire series. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    An enjoyably clever and cartoonishly gory rom-zom-com. show more

  • 60
    New York Daily News

    Hoult's genuinely awkward charm and Palmer's tomboyish wholesomeness disarm an audience overfamiliar with this story. The two ably communicate the primitive and irrational feelings of falling in love. show more

  • 70
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    The low gore quotient and emphasis on young love might disappoint genre purists, but for those open to the idea of a gently goofy mash-up, the film is strong on atmosphere and offers likably low-key, if somewhat bland, charms. show more

  • 70
    Bob Mondello NPR

    There's not a lot of gore - or even suspense - in Warm Bodies, and the script plays fast and loose with the zombie rules invented by "Night of the Living Dead" creator George Romero. But director Jonathan Levine's area of expertise is confused-young-men comedies like "The Wackness" and "50/50," so he really gets this hero's predicament. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Sun-Times

    A well-paced, nicely directed, post-apocalyptic love story with a terrific sense of humor and the, um, guts to be unabashedly romantic and unapologetically optimistic. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    I don't know if the first zombie date flick is a step forward or backward for civilization as a whole, but I can say that Warm Bodies pulls off a pretty impressive trick: It has its "Twilight" and goofs on it too. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    What Levine does have is a gently gruesome way of amusing us, converting the uneasiness of a wooer from another species into the everyday anxieties of a young man around a girl he likes. show more

  • August 15, 2013 jc00000000162203
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    Something for everyone; comedy, violence, romance, zombies. What else do you need in a movie?

  • March 27, 2013 toogud2btrue2011
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    so if he has sex with a regular human and she becomes pregnant - do she have hybrid Zombie babies?

  • March 07, 2013 flatdialogue
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    Killer idea: Romeo dead from the beginning.

  • February 24, 2013 lh00000000138794
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    This was awesome! Best of \"Horror\" Zombies & a Love story! Kind of a Twilight Meets Zombies Meets Romeo & Juliet! Loved It!!!

  • February 23, 2013 corbetl2
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    Wonderful movie. Brilliantly acted. Has something for everyone. Loved it.

  • February 18, 2013 ip00000000138403
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    Beyond a really great movie!! I loved it!

  • February 18, 2013 lincks123
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    OMG SOOO FLIPPING GOOODD!!!!!!! the ending was the best it was just soo intimite :) couldnt have asked for a better movie!!

  • February 16, 2013 Kathy
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    Great twist on an old concept. VERY clever, well acted, funny, scary.....LOVED IT!!

  • February 16, 2013 bb00000000138838
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    With Family out of town, I went by myself and saw a cleaver funny zombie movie. SOOOO FUNNY!! The point of the movie is the best part. Don\'t give up! Easy for a zombie to say-- they don\'t have any where to go but up!!! See the movie on the big screen. Little scary- more Funny ; )

  • February 15, 2013 qj00000000137275
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    Funny Zombie movie with a romantic twist. Never thought I\'d like a zombie movie so much.

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