A young werewolf (Agnes Bruckner) pursues a romance with a human male (Hugh Dancy), much to the displeasure of a packmate (Olivier Martinez) who also desires her.
" 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. "
" A silly werewolf movie without any fangs. "
" A slapdash supernatural adventure-romance. "
" Based on a popular teen novel by Annette Curtis Klause, Blood and Chocolate revises classic werewolf legend and effectively neuters it in the process. "
" Blood & Chocolate does offer two tiny consolations. At least it's not a vampire movie. And at least this bad German horror director isn't Uwe Boll. "
" Blood and Chocolate has no audience. Horror fans will be disgusted by the lack of gore. Romance fans will be disgusted by the presence of gore. "
" Cheap special effects and banal dialogue rule. "
" If you have a decent laptop, a copy of the Final Cut Pro software, some gray spray paint and access to a German shepherd, then you can probably make a better-looking werewolf than the ones in Blood & Chocolate. "
" In seeking to make a chick flick with fangs, the producers of the vampire franchise Underworld are doing a grave disservice to the genre. "
" Moments of inspiration vie in vain with Goth cliche. "
" Somewhere, Lon Chaney Jr. must be howling mad. "
" The city ends up being more interesting than the story or characters. Too bad we can barely see it. "
" The elegant decay of Bucharest offers welcome visual relief from this otherwise tedious goth romance. "
" The preview audience watched most of this in stony silence, broken only by the contented sound of critics scratching bad dialogue in their notepads. "
" There isn't enough absinthe in all of Romania to obliterate the taste of this clunker. "
" There's no official rule which says that werewolf movies have to be boring, but it doesn't seem like anyone has tried particularly hard in a long, long time. "
" There's no real meat here -- as the studio, which would not screen this in time for critics, certainly suspected. "
" This is the kind of werewolf flick that seems to have used up its entire special-effects budget on canine contact lenses. "
" Uninvolving and cliche-ridden (even shape-shifters, it seems, deserve a falling-in-love montage), Blood & Chocolate is Romeo and Juliet with fewer manners and more exotic dentition. "
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