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The Host

Earth is experiencing a season of peace because an alien race of parasitic souls has taken over. When Wanderer moves into the body of Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), she finds herself being influenced by her human host' emotions, resulting in an internal conflict between the two personalities. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C+
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 125
Theater Release: 29 Mar 2013
Video Release: 09 Jul 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The Host is rated PG-13: for some sensuality and violence.

Director: Andrew Niccol
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Diane Kruger, William Hurt
Studio: 2013 Open Roads Films
Website: Official site for The Host.

Detailed Review

It’s easy to purport peace when you belong to the dominant faction. But for humans, the idyllic state of harmony on Earth has come at a huge cost. Aliens,… 
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Why Is The Host Rated PG-13?

Violence: A character suffers bloody injuries and nearly dies after she fights off… 
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Aliens seem to think that humans are incapable of getting along. Do our actions… 
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