Faust: Love of the Damned (2000)
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Oh dear. This was not a good movie. Apparently a movie cannot stand on the merits of its soundtrack alone. If it could, Faust would have been terrific. I thought it was going to be a horror movie about a guy's descent into evil by his own hand, but it's actually just a really gory superhero movie, not unlike Spawn. Despite being full of nudity, violence, heavy metal and deals with the devil, it's kind of a boring film. The synopsis above misrepresents what the movie is about, really: the avenging his lover is mere excuse to get the main character to the point where he's jumping around in red rubber and slashing people with his wobbly, Wolverine claws. The whole story actually revolves around a Satanic cult trying to do... something and the Faust guy trying to use his new hellish powers to stop them. The characters are all one-dimensional: the psychiatrist is only there so Jaspers has someone to rescue, Claire is only there because we needs tits, Jasper is there to visit gratuitous violence upon everyone he can get his hands on, and M's only function is to be a villain. I don't know why Andrew Divoff keeps getting cast as a sexy evil beast, because he is really only two of those things.
Jeffrey Combs and the Wishmaster are both in this AND IT IS INCREDIBLY TERRIBLE. This is like... A movie about Satan worshippers creating a demon Batman who ends up foiling their plans for resurrecting Satan or something similar whatever. Really, pretty incredible. So bad. So ridiculous and confusing and sort of bizarrely funny? It's def a must see, at the very least.
Hoo-boy, I was hoping that this turkey had aged better than it has, but it's still every bit as bad as I originally found it, from that first viewing back in the VHS days. Your lead is just terribly hammy, gurning and twitching and pulling all these stupid faces for the camera, and the hot broad playing the villain's main squeeze is cute and all, but she's just not enough to hold one's interest for a full 90 minutes with all the other dumb shit going on.
Rental only, for gluttons for punishment like myself.
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