At the rate Boll's improving, he'll achieve a film worthy of a thumbs up rating sometime late next decade.
The fight scenes are the worst kind of editing-room cheating, meant to cover for actors who haven't been trained to wield anything more intimidating than a cell phone.
| Original Score: 1/5
Just when you thought camp was dead, along comes this bizarre cross between a Tarantino knockoff and a Hammer horror film.
Turgid drama and incompetently staged action sequences...
| Original Score: D+
Only as bad as ordinary bad films and not as bad as getting your eyelid caught on a nail.
| Original Score: 0/4
This is a movie that begs you not to watch it.
BloodRayne is quite cheesy -- the costumes resemble something out of the cosplay closet, and the dialogue is often appalling.
So how does a filmmaker bounce back from an almost universally reviled action-horror mistake? Well, if your name is Uwe Boll, you don't.
All in all, not as bad as you'd suspect and certainly serviceable for all who love the bloody, low-budget vamping gone wild.
| Original Score: 5/10
The supporting cast is mind-melting: Michael Madsen is as out of place in this Medieval milieu as Meat Loaf in a hoop skirt, and Meat Loaf is just out of place.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
It's as if Boll brought together the best team of talent he could possibly secure on short notice and then told them all to suck. And they do!
[Uwe Boll] is fast becoming known as one of the worst directors on the planet.
| Original Score: 2/5
When on-line petitions beg directors to stop making films, is that the beginning of the end?
| Original Score: .5/4
Who is Uwe Boll and why does he hate moviegoers so? The German hack, the one-man Blitzkrieg of Bad, is the worst filmmaker in the movies today.
BloodRayne is a movie of unconnected plot dots. In the hands of director Uwe "German Tax Dodge" Boll, a simple sword and sorcery story with vampiric overtones turns into genre-jumping attempts to find an audience.
| Original Score: F
It'd be a stretch to call the movie good, but at least it's fun-bad.
It's time to start paying attention to the oeuvre of German director Uwe Boll. At this rate, he'll become the Ed Wood of this new movie century.
If I thought for a minute this Roquefort-riddled camp-fest was as intentionally ridiculous, stilted, witless and over-the-top as it actually is, I'd congratulate Boll.
After Rayne breaks out of the circus, it's a simple story, really, about a mixed-up girl who wants to slay her father.
Most of the budget seems to have been spent on the cast, with apparently little left over for sets or costumes.