Near Dark Reviews

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Juan Carlos Coto
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
October 6, 2013
When the viewer wants to know more about the people in the compelling images, the screen`s texture suddenly falls flat.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
The scenes of the bullying are long and violent and bloody and boring.
Full Review | Original Score: -2 out of -4..+4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 6, 2010
Como terror focado em vampiros, empalidece diante de Garotos Perdidos, lançado no mesmo ano; como alegoria do submundo das drogas e de uma época em que o sexo se tornou letal, é óbvio e infantil. Como esta bobagem virou cult, não sei explicar.
| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 24, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
May 8, 2007
Lots of dull spots, a few effectively intense moments, and as much gore as the monster genre usually calls for nowadays.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
You might call this the scattershot school of film making.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
October 6, 2013
One of the best vampire movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005
Southern-fried vampire-noir romance action horror tragedy. I love this movie.
| Original Score: 5/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
May 6, 2005
One of the best vampire movies ever made....if you liked "The Lost Boys", you'll love this!
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
September 6, 2002
There isn't a movie out there that feels quite like Near Dark; it seems to personify its subject matter even as it transcends it.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 26, 2007
This is on the whole a striking directorial debut, at once scary and erotic, with lots of sidelong touches in the casting, direction, and script.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 17, 2004
The great Kathryn Bigelow made her solo directorial debut, and managed to emphasize the relationships between the characters while using the gory showstoppers as support.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
November 1, 2014
An atmospheric and nightmarish vampire film...
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Variety Staff
Variety
September 26, 2007
High-powered but pared down, slick but spare, this is a tale that introduces the unearthly into the banality of rural American existence.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
It's definitely worth a rent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 26, 2006
A subtle study in the seductiveness of evil and a terrifying ride to the edge of darkness.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
December 19, 2002
A wonderful little vampire movie. Most enjoyable.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dan Lybarger
Lawrence Journal-World
July 30, 2002
An unusually intelligent little gem that stands head and fangs above other blooksucking flicks.
| Original Score: 4/5
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