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Review: 'Warm Bodies' could use more heat

3:41 AM, Feb. 2, 2013
This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Nicholas Hoult in a scene from
This film image released by Summit Entertainment shows Nicholas Hoult in a scene from "Warm Bodies."
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Warm Bodies," the latest permutation of the zombie screen phenomenon, places heart over horror and romantic teen angst over sharp social commentary.

The low gore quotient and emphasis on young love might disappoint genre purists, but for those open to the idea of a gently goofy mash-up, the film is strong on atmosphere and offers likably low-key, if somewhat bland, charms. As a date movie for teens and twentysomethings that nods toward edgy fantasy while favoring down-to-earth mellowness, the Summit release is primed to hit the box-office sweet spot.

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