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South Korean creature feature is wild and witty.
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Fresh: A perfect mixture of the silly and the grave.
- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Monday, March 12, 2007
Fresh: Imagine Little Miss Sunshine and Alien mixed together and you'll have an inkling of what South Korea's The Host has in store for you.
- Beth Accomando, KPBS.org, Thursday, June 24, 2010
This was a top notch monster movie and even though the dubbing was pretty bad and it more than likely added to the confusion it was a pretty solid thrill ride.
- jmanard52, Sunday, May 11, 2008
It was not entirely enjoyable because there were some dull moments which was hard to avoid, but it was not that bad either. I did liked it. But I found one odd scene which was where the whole family gathers and cry and roll on the floor. Was that a joke? Didn't found that funny though. The ending was unexpected. I was hoping they will find the girl at the end but dead? That was not what I expected (especially after all those dramas). But it was nice to see that the dad found another kid to live with.
- 3niR, Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Like a mix of Little Miss Sunshine and Cloverfield, this South Korean genre mix follows a rather dysfunctional family through their battle against a mutated river creature who kidnapped their youngest. Most scenes including the monster are actually pretty exciting and well done. Unfortunately, the movie falls back to somewhat out of place humor and a red herring sub-plot that could easily have been left out. The movie is everything but predictable, though. Some parts have you scratch your head, maybe due to cultural differences, but at least you never know what's gonna happen next. Fans of Asian cinema and unusual monster films should definitely have a look.
- ironclad1609, Monday, August 2, 2010