Dracula - Dead and Loving It Reviews

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Derek Elley
Variety
February 23, 2012
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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
Variety
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.
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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
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
If any movie proves that Mel Brooks' genius for skewering creaky genres has evaporated, it's this anemic attempt to draw new blood from low-flying vampire high jinks.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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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.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Nielsen makes a dapper and calmly inept Dracula, but it's Brooks' irrepressible and oblivious Van Helsing who's the main attraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4