Dracula - Dead and Loving It Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 16, 2013
A very above par and often funny satire of a horror classic.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 20, 2009
A few effective gags emerge from this hectic concoction of unfunny pratfalls, juvenile mugging and tedious enema jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 20, 2009
Either this is the lamest Mel Brooks comedy ever or it's too close to other contenders to make much difference.
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Joe Leydon
March 26, 2009
The only real sparks are set off by MacNicol as Renfield, the solicitor who develops a taste for flies and spiders after being bitten by Dracula.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Brooks, as Van Helsing, is one of the more successful aspects, but he hasn't imbued in his stock company a similar ability to rise above their underwritten roles.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
October 21, 2005
This Dracula spoof belongs dead.
| Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 2, 2004
Another Mel Brooks stinker late in his career.
| Original Score: 1/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 29, 2004
Brooks spends so much time retelling the old Stoker legend that he hasn't enough time left for the necessary gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Dragan Antulov
September 15, 2003
There isn't any sight sadder than the old champion being unaware that his time has passed away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 13, 2003
A few bright spots, but not anywhere near Brooks' Young Frankenstein.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Slight but amusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Kronke
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2002
Not to venture forth some sort of radical idea, but aren't comedies supposed to have jokes?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
This anemic farce came from the mad-genius creator of "Young Frankenstein"?
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
It is a sad state when all the best aspects of a Mel Brooks comedy have little to do with the humor.
Full Review | Original Score: high 0 out of -4..+4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
When so many of the jokes refer to old movie stars and the often hilarious conventions of movies from the 1930s and '40s, they fly over the heads of a major segment of today's movie-going population.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
It's a toothless parody that misses more often than it hits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
This time, unfortunately, he's sucking on a dry vein.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Dracula is anemic and mediocre, with only one or two moments to remind you of the former, funnier Brooks.
Bob McCabe
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Madeleine Williams
January 1, 2000
Slow and unfunny spoof on everyone's favorite bloodsucker.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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