Les Vampires Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 22, 2008
A cracking good story...in those wonderful moments where Musidora's kohl-marked face stares right out of the screen and into your soul, it's terribly perfect.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser
March 4, 2008
The elaborate production, written and directed by Louis Feuillade, is an epic modern crime thriller, the precursor to many of today's multi-million dollar action films.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 16, 2007
Louis Feuillade's extraordinary ten-part silent serial of 1916, running just under eight hours, is one of the supreme delights of film.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
[Director Louis Feuillade] masterfully builds suspense over the film's massive, nearly 7-hour running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
It's possible to overstate the extent to which all this is a bunch of fun: if shown, as it often is, in one great unnatural marathon, it can be sheer torture.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 26, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 10, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
January 18, 2005
Classic Crime serial, with superb storytelling.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
July 25, 2004
One of the great masterpieces of the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
May 9, 2003
...this magical mystery tour through a deadly Parisian landscape is, like A Trip to the Moon, a towering and radical work of narrative fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dan Jardine
All Movie Guide
April 12, 2002
A seminal mood piece
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
March 5, 2002
Blows almost any modern action film out of the water.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
Les Vampires is one of France's great classic contributions to the world of popular cinema...
Full Review | Original Score: A
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