Interview with the Vampire Reviews

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David Ansen
Newsweek
October 18, 2008
It's about seduction, and either you succumb to its inky entrapments or you resist. When its mojo was working, I was happy to be had.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
August 24, 2008
Why would Tom Cruise be playing Lestat, a gaunt, suave European vampire with a taste for young men? Because a big movie star can do whatever he wants.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
August 24, 2008
The leading performances, if acceptable, are not everything they needed to be to fully flesh out these elegant immortals.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The major problem lies with Rice's own script, which is dramatically repetitive and philosophically banal.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Interview with the Vampire promises a constantly surprising vampire story, and it keeps that promise.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
For all its visionary brilliance, the movie version of Interview never lets us close enough to see ourselves in Louis. We're dazzled but unmoved.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
When Interview with the Vampire works, it's as compelling and engrossing a piece of entertainment as is available on film today. When it falters, the weaknesses seem magnified.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
My complaint about the film is that not very much happens, in the plot sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Passionately anticipated and much ballyhooed, the film, alas, is little more than a foppish, fang de siecle costume drama. Its pulse barely registers.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The movie's energy starts to drain like blood from a vampire's victim. You'll feel that ebb, sooner or later, as you begin to glance regularly at your watch.
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Entertainment Weekly
November 11, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: C-