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Dracula 2000

Dracula 2000 (2000)

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17

Average Rating: 3.6/10
Reviews Counted: 66
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 55

This retelling trys to offer a different spin on the origin of Dracula. Unfortunately, there's nothing here audiences haven't seen before.

11

Average Rating: 3/10
Critic Reviews: 19
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 17

This retelling trys to offer a different spin on the origin of Dracula. Unfortunately, there's nothing here audiences haven't seen before.

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In this loose reinvention of the classic Bram Stoker novel, the Count (Gerard Butler) is transplanted to the present day, after a brief prologue where Van Helsing (Christopher Plummer) captures Dracula and conceals him in Carfax Abbey, where he remains for many years. In the future, Carfax Abbey is contained within an office building where Van Helsing's been using Dracula's blood to stay alive in order to guard the evil secret. After a band of thieves, led by the malevolent Marcus (Omar Epps),

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Joel Soisson

Jul 3, 2001

$32.7M

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Mary, a descendant of the prototypical vampire slayer, works at a Virgin megastore in New Orleans, and the gratuitous use of the city during Mardi Gras is the least of this movie's unoriginal sins.

October 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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One half-expects a sexually subversive, blood-soaked gay carnival. Instead, Simon makes the effete Dracula (Butler) suck on some abuse.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Dracula may stay undead in the new millennium, but there's not a sign of life -- oh, that bloodless acting -- in this sorry mess.

June 4, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Even true believers will have a hard time sinking their fangs into this thoroughly perfunctory affair.

December 28, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
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Wilts when compared in the light with other Dracula films.

December 28, 2000
Chicago Tribune
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A perfect example of the kind of rigidly conventional vampire movie that wearies contemporary horror buffs.

December 25, 2000
Hollywood Reporter
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A fast-paced and captivating exercise in gory action-horror, à la Wesley Snipes's 1998 bloodsucker epic, Blade.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

It's still a fun bit of "Matrix" lite horror fare...

October 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Too scary, too gory, too gross.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Comment (1)
Common Sense Media

Without a single scare to its credit nor a particularly inspired storyline, this film fails to justify its existence.

March 26, 2010 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

While the result certainly doesn't suck, it does lack any real bite.

October 20, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

The use of Craven's name in the title is a cheesy marketing ploy and the secret to the fanged suitor's aversion to all things Christian is an even cheesier hoot.

August 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

We're talking 5,940 seconds better spent doing anything else under the sun, including but not limited to pulling out one's toenails one by one.

July 30, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

[It] will be consigned to the bin with all the other Dracula rejects.

September 30, 2005 Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs
Three Movie Buffs

There's enough holes in the plot to drive a 40-foot hearse through.

February 13, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

There are precious few good performances in this movie, and it would be really great if the title character were one of them.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

The filmmakers were stuck with a script containing good ideas poorly executed.

December 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

While not a truly terrible vampire movie like The Forsaken, Dracula 2000 could have been so much more.

October 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Director Patrick Lussier has a keen eye for color and knows how to compose a great-looking shot; unfortunately, Lussier also co-wrote and edited the film, effectively undermining his talent.

June 15, 2002 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

The film concentrates more on the gore and less on fright and suspense.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Unable to add a single new thought or shot to the tired vampire genre.

March 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

Anyone not high and surrounded by thirty of their closest friends would be well advised to leave this Dracula entombed.

March 8, 2002 Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine
Matinee Magazine

Just what we need: another Dracula movie!

December 10, 2001 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

Its screenplay is so rudderless and random that it might just as well have been written by the vacuous pre-teens that most likely comprise its key demographic.

October 28, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for Dracula 2000

Enjoyable. Any film where Omar Epps dies is enjoyable.
June 8, 2013
cchclaw

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Dracula: You made the world in your image. Now I make it in mine. 

"19th Century Chills Terrify The 21st Century"

Dracula 2000 is bad. It's the worst Dracula related film I have seen, yet it has some entertainment value in its awfulness. You know those movies that are bad, but are so bad, they are good. Well, this isn't one of those, but it isn't so bad that it is unwatchable. Actually there are some decent ideas in the film. I really liked the connection between Judas and Dracula. Had it been used in a better way, it could have been much better. But the whole idea was executed in a hurried and sloppy way, that made it come of as idiotic, when it should have been inventive. It is easy to see that Dracula 2000 wants to reinvent the Dracula-vampire genre. It wants to be the Scream of the vampire genre. It wants to use humor and predictability as an advantage, but it never even gets close to doing that as well as what Scream did for the slasher genre.

There are some points of interest with the movie though. Christopher Plummer plays Van Helsing, which was a great casting decision. It's too bad that he was mostly wasted though. Gerard Butler plays Dracula and he isn't terrible, but like normal, he is appearing in a movie that is beneath him. There's some well done scenes, some cool images, and I liked the use of Christianity, but on a whole it never gets to where it needs to be. The acting for the most part is pretty lifeless. There are some beautiful women that are there just because they are beautiful. 

Where this movie fails the most at is with the fact that it isn't a horror film. Sure that's what it's classified as, but never in the movie does it seem like it's even trying to be scary. It may, in fact be trying, but it never appears that way to the viewer. It seems like an hour and a half of failed laughs and suspense. I'm fine with horror movies that try to create laughs, but there has to be a sense of something in the way of horror, and Dracula 2000 just doesn't have that. In the end, it is just a failed attempt at recreating a Dracula story for a new generation.
April 1, 2012
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Melvin White

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A hip, stylish, thrilling and exhilarating re-imaging of the classic tale told in the twenty first century. A smart, funny and action-packed horror flick with brains as well as teeth. It's one of the best vampire films involving Dracula since Frances Ford Coppala's film. It's one frequently cool thrill-ride that delivers the goods. A great cast. Christopher Plummer is brilliant, Johnny Lee Miller is terrific. Gerard butler is excellent, he brings a great presence and is thrilling in the role of the iconic character.
October 18, 2010
allan913

Super Reviewer

Not really that good and you knew what was happening every step of the way. There was a good twist on the origin of Dracula that I really liked but the film was pretty one note. It's the action movie version of Dracula.
February 12, 2010
superclerk25

Super Reviewer

    1. Trick: Sorry sport, I'm an atheist.
    2. Simon: God loves you anyway!
    – Submitted by Jed G (16 months ago)
    1. Lucy: He is better than chocolate.
    – Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
    1. Simon: Never, ever fuck with an antiques dealer.
    – Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
    1. The Count: We are so much more complicated than our names, Lucy.
    2. Lucy: I was named after the 'Peanuts' character.
    – Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
    1. The Count: I don't drink...coffee.
    – Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
    1. Solina: It's a special thing to be chosen. It feels like being born.
    2. The Count: You haven't been feeding her.
    – Submitted by Frances H (18 months ago)
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