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The Lost Boys Reviews

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Southern California isn't exactly Transylvania, but the settings are effectively spooky. And there's some amusing satire on the horror-pic genre. The plot is weak, though.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

January 21, 2014
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News

Though there is enough gore in the film to satisfy the typical bloodthirsty filmgoer, its strong suit is deadpan humor.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News

January 21, 2014
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Schumacher falls far short of the talent for pop wit that Joe Dante showed in Gremlins and The Howling.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

January 21, 2014

Total Film

Joel Schumacher's 1987 teen vampire flick is ageing well. Part of that is down to the sexy blend of bad lads, bloodsuckers, camp comedy and carnage, but the quality of the cast plays a huge part too.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

January 21, 2014
Alan Jones
Radio Times

While it's not quite as original or witty as it could have been, this unashamedly glossy take on vampire mythology has a clever script that's packed with twists, and builds to a surprisingly tense climax.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 21, 2014
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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The Lost Boys, which attempts to be funny while preserving the shock value of the vampire legend, aims somewhat higher... and misses.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel

January 21, 2014
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The Lost Boys is heady, cutting-edge vampire stuff. Mind you, it`s also very tongue-in-cheek. So watch out for those fangs, gang.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

January 21, 2014
Peter Travers
People Magazine

It's often sloppy and thinly plotted, but this is, after all, a summer movie, and if it's nothing to really sink your fangs into, it's often very funny.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

January 21, 2014
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
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There's always room for fancy trash, and this movie -- about a gang of punk vampires terrorizing the new kids in town -- seems capable of providing some. Then the characters open their mouths.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

January 21, 2014
Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
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Schumacher`s sputtering, short-term approach to the material is a disappointment, because there's something in it that ought to make for a good movie, and from time to time makes The Lost Boys good enough.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

January 21, 2014
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

That Schumacher handles the transitions between very light horror, comedy, teen romance, and action as well as he does is evidence of a sure hand found nowhere else in his filmography.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

May 14, 2012
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a passable yet unspectacular relic of the 1980s.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 18, 2012
Afsheen Nomai
Common Sense Media

Scary '80s vamp film. Older teens only.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2011
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

It hasn't aged well. At all.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

May 8, 2010

Film4

A hugely enjoyable picture that proves Joel Schumacher really can direct and that not everything about the 1980s was awful.

Full Review Source: Film4

October 20, 2009

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Despite its flaws, however, the film is an interesting addition to vampire cinema.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 20, 2009
Variety Staff
Variety
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A horrifically dreadful vampire teensploitation entry.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 24, 2009
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The picture affirms that the only thing truly important is this image of the older brother with his arm around the younger.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3/4

August 23, 2008
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

With its cool cast and classic kiss-off ending, The Lost Boys will forever be a cultural touchstone of '80s cinema. [Blu-Ray]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 31, 2008
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film

Ultimately, this is a film for nostalgic fans and for kids with the appropriate dark leanings, but it's not going to wow anyone else.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 7, 2007
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