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A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor),... read more read more... and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human - setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world. (c) Summit

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PG-13, 1 hr. 37 min.

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

Release Date: February 1, 2013

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DVD Release Date: June 4, 2013

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  • March 10, 2014
    I only watched 30 minutes of this movie and it was enough to think that this is the worst movie ever made. I don't understand how someone like Jonathan Levine made in 2011 on of the best movies I've ever saw (50/50) and two years later he came up with this piece of crap. A film s... read moreo inconsistent and full of nonsense, really..... do you really think a zombie could have feelings???? This movie shows zombies like a bunch of pussies. Zombies don't sleep, zombies don't dream and specially zombies don't talk. At least I didn't pay to see this on theatres (watched it on tv) but what I really lost is and hour and a half of my life. To conclude, this movie is a stupid waste of time
  • September 19, 2013
    Really loved this!! So sweet, funny, and heartwarming (literally). I was not sure what to expect since it IS a zombie movie, but the plot is tight; there were no loose ends. The acting is first rate. It could have been a silly movie, but it was a perfect blend of drama, comedy, r... read moreomance, and horror...with a universal, and important message at the end. Wonderful movie...
  • September 6, 2013
    The Zombie genre has been done to death, excuse the pun, so trying to make an original on the subject his difficult. Here, director Jonathan Levine has achieved just that, although he has done so in changing what a Zombie actually is. I'm going to raise my hand here and say 'Chea... read moret'! The rules are clear, you can bend them but you can't break them, this is not a proper Zombie film. Still, I did enjoy it, although it wasn't the film I expected from director Jonathan Levine and I don't think it's as good as his previous work. I think I would have preferred a less happy ending but it is what it is.
  • September 6, 2013
    Quite a high rating for a teen movie, I must say.. But IMHO, 'Warm Bodies' is no more than just another absurd fantasy love story even though that makes this movie unique.. The story, the cast and their performance just forgettable, nothing special on it.. It was a decent watch, ... read moreno more..
  • September 3, 2013
    Cute, but ultimately unbelievable and inconsistent. No notable acting. Just mindless, zombie entertainment without the horror element.
  • July 21, 2013
    Sweet and cute, a little slow, and it's still impossible to believe Malkovich as anything other than evil. Sorry dude.
  • July 14, 2013
    I really can't say I enjoyed this film, however, I didn't loathe it either. Since I'm use to the zombie mythology created by George A.Romero, I found it extremely difficult to accept the idea of a romantic bondage between a human and a zombie. However, I won't deny the story's pl... read moreot is fascinating and really supports the idea of how "love is more powerful than death". Even though its seems like a different take on Twilight, I found it more interesting and enjoyable. There is a stage in the zombies evolution when they become "Bonies", which I felt were a rip-offs of the feral ghouls from the video game Fallout 3. Overall, this isn't a typical zombie film of gore and guts, however, it isn't a romance will constant flowers and optimism. Warm Bodies is a unique and rather successful bondage of the zombie and romance genres.
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    July 2, 2013
    It's stupidly cute and honestly that's all it needs to be.

    Warm Bodies is tongue-in-cheek and just a really adorable blend of teen-romance and zombie-fair. As if the script wasn't charming enough you also have Malkovich and Corddry bumping up the appeal!

    It's really nice to se... read moree there are still successful twists to classic formulas, regardless of how frivolous and harmless of a flick. Turn your brain off for this one, and bring your sweetheart :]
  • June 24, 2013
    After getting over my repulsion of zombies, I really started to enjoy this one. Just cute and sweet, with a little Rob Corddry humor thrown in.
  • June 22, 2013
    Warm Bodies is one of those books were the movie just might be a bit better. I enjoyed the book. Yes I am a proud book nerd. I don't hide it nor could I with the many shelves I have all over my home that are over flowing with books. Not to mention how crazy full my Kindle is of ... read morebooks. So I get pretty excited when the books I've read, loved, and own get turned into films. Sometimes the films can be quite disappointing, but that's not the case with this film. I really loved all of the characters and I especially loved Nick Holt as R. He was awesome. They are calling him the new Johnny Depp. I wouldn't go that far, but he definitely has the talent to be just as great. Teresa Palmer is an actress I haven't seen much of. But I loved her as Julie. Her and Nick had great onscreen chemistry. It's a great zombie love story. Unique and charming is the best way to describe this film and the book. I will definitely be buying this one.

Critic Reviews

Tim Alamenciak
December 31, 2013
Tim Alamenciak, Toronto Star

It's not gruesome enough to please genre fans, but not nearly funny enough to be a comedy either. It tries to be a mixture of both and fails. Full Review

J. R. Jones
December 31, 2013
J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader

A muddled teenpic. Full Review

David Thomson
June 12, 2013
David Thomson, The New Republic

This is a love story, done with charm, humor, and tenderness. Full Review

Cath Clarke
February 5, 2013
Cath Clarke, Time Out

It's all very silly and sweet in that indie-nostalgic way that Levine ('The Wackness' and '50/50') has made his own. Full Review

Bilge Ebiri
February 4, 2013
Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture

Warm Bodies doesn't even have the conviction to follow through on its lame ideas, let alone its good ones. It's a mostly terrible film that misses the opportunity to be a merely mediocre one. Full Review

Richard Roeper
February 3, 2013
Richard Roeper, Richard

This is a bloody fresh twist on the zombie genre. Full Review

Lisa Schwarzbaum
February 3, 2013
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Warm Bodies is a funnier and pleasantly cheaper-grade movie than Twilight that aims to draw in both Bella & Edward lovers and haters. Full Review

Peter Travers
February 2, 2013
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Warm Bodies even suggests that true love can help the right zombie grow a new heart. That's a con job that makes Bodies lukewarm at best. Full Review

Christopher Orr
February 1, 2013
Christopher Orr, The Atlantic

Though R's mind is nimble in (very witty) voiceover, out loud he can only express himself in a series of groans and grumbles--as touching a metaphor for love-struck adolescence as we may see at the mo... Full Review

Andrew O'Hehir
February 1, 2013
Andrew O'Hehir,

"Warm Bodies" sounds a lot better in theory than it turns out to be in practice. Full Review

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    • Julie: No, I'm serious, Nora. I mean, "Corpse" is just... It's just a stupid name that we came up with for a state of being that we don't understand.
    • R: I don't want to hurt you. I just want to feel what you felt, to feel a little better, a little less dead.
    • R: Nailed it!
    • Julie: R, Do you remember your name yet?
    • R: No.
    • Julie: Well, you know, you could just give yourself one. Just pick one. Whatever you want.
    • R: I like R.
    • Julie: Really? You don't want to know what it was? You don't want your old life back?
    • R: No. I want this one.
    • Julie: Just R, huh?
    • R: Just R.
    • R: Say something human, say something human, say something human. How are you? Nailed it.
    • R: Nice watch.

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