Bram Stoker's Dracula Reviews

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Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 30, 2003
Too slow and stodgy when it should be creepy.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 1, 2011
A feast for the senses that fails to satisfy the heart, libido or mind.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Tom Hibbert
Empire Magazine
September 26, 2007
Has a film ever promised so much yet delivered so little?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
In Bram Stoker's Dracula, director Francis Ford Coppola wins endless vam-Pyrrhic victories but loses the narrative war.
Jay Antani
Filmcritic.com
October 14, 2007
misguided and ludicrous
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
November 7, 2013
It's shame to see such a mess made of a project with such a capable cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
December 6, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
January 27, 2007
When Dracula Met Sally...
| Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
With his over-the-top flourish and the campy attitude that literally runs amok, Coppola has come up with yet another high-priced film that is all style and no substance.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 9, 2001
Keanu Reeves does get to say, "I have offended you with my ignorance, and I am sorry."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Bloody, sexy, scary Dracula for mature teens only!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is an exercise in feverish excess, and for that if for little else, I enjoyed it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005
Suffers from several severe cases of miscasting, but there's still some good gothic gravy to be found.
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
May 2, 2008
Fighting against pop culture expectations and a century of vampire cliché, Coppola's approach is unique. Like it or not, no one had ever seen a "Dracula" quite like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
September 26, 2007
Overall, this Dracula could have been less heavy and more deliciously evil than it is, but it does offer a sumptuous engorgement of the senses.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
As with Murnau's seminal version, scenes are very good, but the net effect perhaps is less than the sum of the parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/8
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 30, 2007
Coppola never stops putting on his own showboat performance. His Dracula isn't like anything else around.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 26, 2007
A somewhat dispersed and overcrowded story line that remains fascinating and often affecting thanks to all its visual and conceptual energy.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 26, 2002
Altogether it's a fun movie, full of gore and special effects that were groundbreaking at the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 2, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 10, 2011
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