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The Host

Release Date: March 29th, 2013

DVD Release Date: July 9th, 2013

PG-13 |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

Earth has been colonized by the Souls, an alien race that wipes out the minds of humans and turns their bodies into hosts for interstellar travelers. Most of mankind has been eradicated, but some, like Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) and her family, have survived and are hiding. Melanie is captured by a Seeker and has a Soul named Wanderer implanted in her body, but she refuses to relinquish control. When Wanderer betrays her people to save Melanie, the Seeker sets out in relentless pursuit.

Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Frances Fisher, Chandler Canterbury, William Hurt, Diane Kruger, Boyd Holbrook

Director: Andrew Niccol

Genres: Romance, Science Fiction

Production Co: Nick Wechsler, Fickle Fish, Chockstone Pictures

Distributors: Open Road

Keywords: Love, Brother, Passionate, Escape, 2010s, Suspenseful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Stephanie ZacharekFilm.com

    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 EbertChicago 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

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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