The Little Vampire Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Dark movie may frighten some kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
October 21, 2009
Vampire cows provide comic relief and many of the scares in this respectfully dark yet optimistic story about a lonely child who befriends a vampire.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 24, 2006
The Little Vampire is hardly a children's classic, and it will doubtlessly be more at home after it hits the video shelves.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Much of the film's success is down to the costume design, the novel SFX and the mildly foreboding atmosphere of the mist enshrouded Scottish countryside.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
It's an occupational hazard that you actually have to try to think about movies like this, which just get weirder and weirder the more you consider them.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Lipnicki has learned how to make cute faces, but his delivery is formulaic and without emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Hawkes
Sight and Sound
December 3, 2002
Evocative of Tim Burton's work, the Scottish locations appear as a kind of ghoulish theme park full of ancient stately homes and mouldering, curse-ridden crypts.
Sam Chambers
October 30, 2002
Excellent stuff -- it won't just be kids that love this film!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
A sprightly romp, funny, full of life lessons, and scary.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
A surprisingly enjoyable kid's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
The characters are engaging and so is the story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
A truly awful film that will frighten little children and drive parents mad with boredom.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The monsters in The Little Vampire are considerably toned down from the frightening undead of the Dracula myth. Now they're just the thing to entertain grade-school trick-or-treaters.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Several children in the audience at the screening I attended were visibly upset.
| Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
January 1, 2000
This chomper is too kid-comedy-ish to cater to adults and a tad too scary for the little ones.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
An unimaginative, low-budget feature that you would expect to be released as a direct-to-TV movie on a kids' cable network.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
Gemma Files
January 1, 2000
Some things just don't translate ... not with Lipnicki attached, at any rate. Stick with the books.
Brian McTavish
Kansas City Star
January 1, 2000
Not to put a stake through the heart of The Little Vampire, but if little Lipnicki had more acting talent to go with his adorability, it might be a better movie.
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
If you're expecting Haagen Dazs, prepare for ice milk instead. It's not a horrible film, but it's not a good one, either.
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Nigel Clarke and Michael Csányi-Wills' turgid score complements Edel's squatty direction, and Lipnicki overwhelms the other cast members with his nauseating cutesiness.
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