Parents' Guide to

Vampire Academy

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Blood and sexy stuff in teen-targeted supernatural spoof.

Movie PG-13 2014 104 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 12+

Let them watch it

Its like any other teen drama if you think that your kid is mature then let them watch it
age 8+

Good movie

I think 8 years old because kids love vampires and cool stuff

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (18 ):

Unfortunately, what the Water Brothers deliver is not a very good movie. To start, it looks bad, like waxy video with bad computer-generated effects stamped on top. The writing is filled with exposition and explanations, trying to get all the information of this vampire world across in the most direct and graceless way possible. This writing often leads to bad acting, even by such veterans as Gabriel Byrne. However, with its particularly unique attitude, it has a chance to become a classic "good-bad" movie.

Screenwriter Daniel (Heathers) and director Mark (Mean Girls), are no strangers to this kind of material. And even though Vampire Academy is very clearly meant to capitalize on franchises like Twilight and Harry Potter, the brothers are more interested in creating something snappy and irreverent. It's not a bad spoof, like Vampires Suck, but rather its own welcome entity. Certainly the spunky Zoey Deutch helps, with her boundless energy and funny line readings.

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