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  • Summary: A darkly romantic thriller that explores the limbo between the human and inhuman worlds, as two young lovers (Bruckner, Dancy) risk everything to cross it. (MGM)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. 70
    Never having read the book, I found Blood and Chocolate to be a lovely surprise, an imaginative and visually lush picture firmly rooted in the tradition of gothic romance and elegiac horror films about misunderstood monsters.
  2. 50
    A far cry from such sneakily subversive werewolf-sex tales as "The Company of Wolves" (1984) or "Ginver Snaps" (2000), this pallid little picture is all "Lost Boys" (1987) posturing by way of the sublimely ridiculous "Covenant" (2006).
  3. The lead performers certainly are highly attractive, making this one of the more sensual werewolf pictures in quite a while -- and to their credit, they do manage to keep a straight face throughout. But ultimately, the anemic Blood and Chocolate could have benefited from a little less chocolate and a lot more blood.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Dominguez
    38
    Though technically a werewolf movie, the silly Blood and Chocolate is really just a toothless love story about the bad stuff that can happen when two very different people fall in love.
  5. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
    30
    It's a relentlessly silly horror/fantasy/romance that is merely the latest twist on a tired premise.
  6. Not since "An American Werewolf in London" in 1981 reset the standard for man-to-wolf transformations has anyone tried to get away with special effects as pitiful as the ones in this movie.
  7. 12
    As for the script, a wittier director would have spotted the absurd elements and delivered a horror-comedy instead of a straight-faced bore.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. ALF
    Sep 25, 2011
    7
    I found myself in agreement with Stephanie Zacharek of salon.com. I quite liked this movie and thought most of it was visually very beautiful. It is a film I would quite happily watch again and was a different look at the world of lycanthropes. It was also nice to see Agnes Bruckner and I thought she carried the film fairly well. There were some weak parts but on the whole that I think was more the fault of casting than script or directing. If you like fantasy, werewolves, then this will give you something new to howl about :)! Expand

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