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Eternal (2004)

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Average Rating: 3.8/10
Reviews Counted: 33
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 26

Even by the standards of camp, Eternal fails to entertain.

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Average Rating: 2.7/10
Critic Reviews: 11
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 11

Even by the standards of camp, Eternal fails to entertain.

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Average Rating: 2.9/5
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A tough cop makes a startling discovery about his wife and the leader of a band of bisexual sensualists in this erotic thriller. Raymond Pope (Conrad Pla) is a police detective with an appetite for kinky sex and an inability to stay faithful to his wife. As it happens, Pope's wife also has a wandering eye, and when she disappears under mysterious circumstances, Pope finds himself investigating the case and discovers that his spouse had fallen in with Elizabeth Kane (Caroline Neron). Kane is a

Oct 18, 2005

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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (26) | DVD (2)

There's no camp in this vamp; the lady, and the film, is a tramp.

September 2, 2005 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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That the acting is stilted and that the filmmakers and especially Pla take themselves so seriously serves to make Eternal deliriously silly camp fare.

September 1, 2005 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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Conrad Pla turns in a performance of such staggering ineptitude that it almost (key word: almost) reaches a so-bad-it's-good, Plan 9 From Outer Space brilliance.

September 1, 2005 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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I wouldn't recommend this for theatrical viewing, but as late night cable fare, it's an acceptable way for an insomniac to pass two hours.

September 1, 2005 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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Perfect for watching on video on a cool Cape Cod night, but maybe not so arousing in an arthouse for 10 bucks and change.

August 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Slate
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Quite silly and not especially scary.

August 26, 2005
New York Post
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You watch this brain-dead film in a similar state yourself, until its culmination at--where else?--the cheesiest of masked balls.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

But for all its exposed skin, the film's pulse is hard to find.

September 22, 2005
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Neron and Pla look like porn stars and have about the same level of acting ability.

September 16, 2005 Full Review
New Times

...this whole production might as well just be a music video featuring everything Elizabeth from lusting for blood to bathing in it and the process involved.

September 13, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

ETERNAL is a sexy and stylish horror thriller from Canada that unfortunately seems to be re-treading all-too-familiar territory. It gets points for its lavish production design, but very little for originality or real horror.

September 10, 2005 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Eternal is only occasionally completely stupid...but it's never very bright either.

September 8, 2005

This oddball mixture of bloodsucking horror and soft-core porn is both objectively terrible and perversely fascinating.

September 4, 2005 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

It was cooler when it was called Basic Instinct.

September 2, 2005 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

the photography only creates a sense of suspense that something worth seeing may eventually appear

September 2, 2005 Full Review Source: Old School Reviews

A desperate cop is in over his head under the spell of a reincarnated lesbian vampire with great hair.

September 1, 2005
Monsters and Critics

Just by being true to the legend, as if Erszebet had truly lived, Eternal is an interesting work, an erotic thriller with a supernatural bent.

August 30, 2005 Full Review Source: Cinerina

Eternal is the kind of horror movie where the only horror is a misplaced vase.

August 29, 2005 Full Review Source: Bloody Disgusting
Bloody Disgusting

A terrible script, pedestrian direction, and acting that's mediocre at best signify that Eternal...[is] ready-made, moderately sexy fodder for late-night Skin-emax.

August 27, 2005
Groucho Reviews

Half real, half fantasy... not much of Eternal makes any sense at all, and Pope's police work is some of the shoddiest on screen, ever

August 26, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

While Eternal starts off strong, with an intense supernatural and hyper-sexual undercurrent that's sort of interesting, by the start of the third act, Eternal slips into something near camp.

August 26, 2005 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Audience Reviews for Eternal

This movie must be Canadian because it keeps reappearing on TV. It is a combo vampire, renegade cop, soft porn and horror film.
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