Out & About

February 7, 2013

'Warm Bodies' fun, weirdly sweet


Hoult is excellent as R. He shows a nice gift for physical comedy, and keeps up an amusing narration while he slowly becomes more human.

Palmer (“I Am Number Four”) is fine as his open-minded love interest, with John Malkovich glowering like only he can do as her dad, the surly leader of the remaining humans.

Notable in the supporting cast is Rob Corddry, who draws several legitimate laughs as R’s zombie best friend. Analeigh Tipton (“Crazy Stupid Love”) is also very good as Julie’s understanding pal.

“Warm Bodies” has some scenes of action and violence — there’s a second level of zombie, fleshless “bonies” who just can’t be reasoned with — but it’s better as a comedy, when it explores R’s budding humanity.

Maybe the zom-rom will become a whole new genre. Sorry “Twilight.”

Rental recommendation: Check out Hoult as an eccentric 12-year-old who teaches Hugh Grant how to grow up in “About a Boy.” Grade: B+.

Email Steve Ouellette:


Warm Bodies

Grade: B

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich

Rated: PG-13 (for zombie violence and some language)

Running time: 97 minutes

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Steve Ouellette's Movie Reviews

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Entertainment Videos
Fox Dons 'Bondage Strap' Skirt at Comic-Con Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Uzo Aduba Says Emmy Nod Is 'Crazy' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bush: Don't Worry, Sugarland Isn't Breaking Up Mirren Not Thrilled to Play 'The Queen' on B'way The Rock Finds His Inner 'Hercules' ShowBiz Minute: Hoffman, Oberst, Box Office Shawn Mendes Jumps From Vine to the Music Charts Cook Shifts Gears in 'Planes: Fire and Rescue' ShowBiz Minute: Stritch, Marvel, Beyonce ShowBiz Minute: Cole, JWoww, Box Office ShowBiz Minute: Garner, Backstreet, George 'Weird Al' Is Wowed by Album's Success Legendary Actor James Garner Dies 'Pageant' Star Nick Cearley on Show, Skivvies Roger Ebert Doc a Surprise Summer Hit First Lady Salutes Monae
CVPH Job Opportunities