Weekend Movie Reviews: ‘Warm Bodies and ‘Bullet To The Head’ Hit Theaters (PHOTOS)

Love bulging biceps and ax-wielding? How about an undead romcom? Well, if so, you’re in luck: “Warm Bodies” and “Bullet to the Head” hit theaters this weekend.

Starring Nicholas Hoult, “Bodies” takes zombie tropes (flesh eating, slow, lurching walks) and gives it a twist: romance. It’s a “Romeo and Juliet”-inspired tale of forbidden love between a beautiful human girl (Julie) and the undead “R.” But, if you want a little more muscle for your money, “Bullet to the Head” serves up Sly at his best. From Walter Hill, Sylvester Stallone plays a hitman who partners up with a New York cop team up for blood-lusted revenge.

Before you make your selection at the cinema this weekend, take a look at our review roundup below!

PHOTOS:

  • Manohla Dargis (New York Times)

    No one here seems to notice that there’s not much going on, including Mr. Stallone, <a href=”http://movies.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/movies/bullet-to-the-head-stars-sylvester-stallone.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0″>which somehow makes it easier to watch</a>.

  • James Verniere (Boston Herald)

    A nasty, if also amusing,<a href=”http://bostonherald.com/entertainment/movies/movie_reviews/2013/01/sylvester_stallone%E2%80%99s_action_%E2%80%A8film_%E2%80%A8misses_%E2%80%A8its_mark”> piece of work</a>.

  • Robert Abele (Los Angeles Times)

    “Bullet to the Head” is an adrenaline shot to your movie memory if the blunt, gleefully dumb, <a href=”http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-bullet-to-the-head-20130201,0,1550761.story”>no-nonsense ways of ’80s-style action flicks are your nostalgia drug of choice</a>.

  • Ann Hornaday (Washington Post)

    Plays like such a floundering exercise in macho overcompensation that you almost feel sorry for it. <a href=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/bullet-to-the-head,1212986/critic-review.html”>Almost</a>.

  • Lou Lumenick (New York Post)

    Entertaining <a href=”http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/movies/shoot_em_up_worth_shot_nHDv7fV50GKuicQMQJCp8J”>if nonsensical</a> …

  • Mary F. Pols (TIME Magazine)

    There are so many clever lines and bits of physical comedy worth revisiting that the movie seems like a likely cult classic,<a href=”http://entertainment.time.com/2013/02/01/warm-bodies-a-hot-zom-rom-com/”> but it’s more inclusive than that</a>.

  • Michael O’Sullivan (Washington Post)

    Fans of “The Walking Dead” can keep moving; <a href=”http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/warm-bodies,1217539/critic-review.html”>there’s nothing to see here</a>.

  • James Verniere (Boston Herald)

    Are you, at least those of you not sick to, uh, death of the undead, <a href=”http://bostonherald.com/entertainment/movies/movie_reviews/2013/01/finally_zombie_movie_brains”>ready for the ‘Romeo and Juliet’ of zombie movies</a>?

  • Andrew O’Hehir (Salon.com)

    “Warm Bodies” sounds a lot better in theory than <a href=”http://www.salon.com/2013/02/01/warm_bodies_love_with_an_emo_zombie/”>it turns out to be in practice</a>.

  • Betsy Sharkey (Los Angeles Times)

    In doing a little genre bending of romantic schmaltz and horror cheese – some fundamental zombie mythology is turned on its head – <a href=”http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/moviesnow/la-et-mn-warm-bodies-20130201,0,3859723.story”>the film breathes amusing new life into both</a>.


Love bulging biceps and ax-wielding? How about an undead romcom? Well, if so, you’re in luck: “Warm Bodies” and “Bullet to the Head” hit theaters this weekend. Starring Nicholas Hoult, “Bodies” ta…

Love bulging biceps and ax-wielding? How about an undead romcom? Well, if so, you’re in luck: “Warm Bodies” and “Bullet to the Head” hit theaters this weekend. Starring Nicholas Hoult, “Bodies” ta…

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