Argento's Dracula 3D Reviews

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Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
January 29, 2014
...the film should be retitled "Dario Argento's Whatever Popped into My Head."
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 16, 2013
Dario Argento is much better than this. Hell, Asia Argento is much better than this.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
October 24, 2013
It manages, barely, to be stupid enough at enough points to be fun to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
October 14, 2013
In the grand scheme of Argento's films, Dracula will never be more than a footnote...But fans of horror all'Italia won't want to miss it.
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 6, 2013
Through 3D glasses too darkly, the extra dimension is not taken advantage of -- and in fact appears detrimental.
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
October 6, 2013
John Carpenter once called (Argento) his greatest influence. After this, he is surely his biggest disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
October 6, 2013
... perfect for a living room full of inebriated hecklers to have their way with it... you'll never look at a praying mantis the same way ever again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
October 4, 2013
Argento's Dracula 3D is an absolute travesty of a film completely devoid of creativity or imagination. It's like taking your favorite folklore, stripping it of everything you love, making it as dull as possible, and then lighting it on fire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 4, 2013
goes completely bonkers by taking the powers of Dracula to a ridiculous level
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Sobczynski
RogerEbert.com
October 4, 2013
As he did with his adaptation of "Phantom of the Opera," Argento offers up a version that plays like a choppy condensation based on hazy memories of the book, then augments it with nudity and gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
October 3, 2013
When insects are the best thing in your movie, it's probably time to retire.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
October 3, 2013
Argento ... brings enough moments of kinky madness to his not-great "Dracula" to indicate there may yet be greatness lurking within him. Here's hoping.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
October 3, 2013
From the opening credit sequence using a ridiculous score that sounds more at home in a B-sci-fi film from the 50s to the special effects that were done by the lowest bidder, you know you're going to be in store for something that's sub-par.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve
October 3, 2013
It's a stain on Dracula's good name, and a waste of time for even those looking for the cheapest of vampiric thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
October 3, 2013
A flaccid retelling of Bram Stoker's immortal tale of monstrous obsession, reduced here to a filmed community theater rehearsal with Full Sail freshman visual effects.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Nick Schager
AV Club
October 3, 2013
Argento strands his actors in a variety of crummy master shots and close-ups that accentuate their every exaggerated gesture and line-reading.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
October 1, 2013
Some viewers will get unintended jollies from a gigantic, rampaging grasshopper; others, from the director's queasy-making penchant for unclothing his exhibitionist daughter Asia.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Zachary Wigon
Village Voice
October 1, 2013
Unfortunately, Argento never acknowledges he's in on the joke, nor is the film quite ridiculous enough for us to coast enjoyably on derision.
Mark Adams
Screen International
September 30, 2013
Argento's reputation as a horror maestro is not enhanced with this flabby and flailing movie.
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Rob Nelson
Variety
September 30, 2013
Director Argento half-heartedly mixes schlocky 3D f/x with one-dimensional characters for a near-two-hour joke that ought to have been funnier.
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