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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. JaredC.
    Jul 18, 2007
    10
    Great plot and great action.
  2. PARANOiA
    Jan 30, 2007
    8
    Personally, I loved the movie, it didn't quite meet the expectations that I had for it. Ill admit there were parts that had some bad acting, but other than that, I loved the story and the movie was great. One thing though, I don't think this should be considered Horror movies, if anything, it has more elements of suspense than it does Horror (but very little of it) if you have nothing to do, I think you should check this out. Expand
  3. LD
    Jun 21, 2007
    7
    Having read the bok every year since à was 13 ( 1997) I can say that the movie is really nothing like the book. We meet the same character's names but not the same history. I'm a bit desapointed however vivian's feelings are the same and that's whats' most important. Expand
  4. 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
  5. ThomasL.
    Jan 26, 2007
    4
    Tepid horror at best. I went to see this movie with no expectations and found myself glad I had none.
  6. Buddhamind
    Aug 8, 2009
    4
    The movie is boring and badly acted. I watched 20 minutes and just got so bored I wanted to do something more interesting like riding on my bicycle. It's not that I don't like werewolf movies. I am actually quite a big fan of vampire movies and werewolves have a similar atmosphere to them. But this movie just sucks. Expand
  7. ChadS.
    Mar 21, 2007
    4
    "Blood and Chocolate" uses what looks to me like real wolves, not the CGI-generated feral dogs created for bigger-budget studio fare such as "Underworld" and "Van Helsing". It gives this "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"-knockoff a retro(or to put it less lightly, a low-budget) look that might have an unintended effect on the audience. There's a difference between seeing a wounded animal and a wounded FX. For some, Vivian(Agnes Bruckner) might be viewed as a traitor for choosing a human over her own "people". It's her first love. What if Aiden(Hugh Dancy) isn't the right guy? What if Vivian wakes up one morning and realizes she ostracized herself for a guy who'd rather draw than commit? "Blood and Chocolate" most resembles the Josh Whedon series when it's speculated that Vivian might be the chosen one(the wolf that marries the alpha wolf). When you see the end result of her transformation, you'll laugh. As Elvis Costello sang, "It's uncomplicated."("Blood and Chocolate" is the title of an E.C. album, and quoted in the first track "Uncomplicated") She's prettier than the other wolves. Vivian would make a nice pelt. Expand

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