Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Host Reviews

2.0

35

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRoger Ebert

    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.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

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

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

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

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  • 0

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    It's really a dramatic sinkhole.

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