The Lost Boys Reviews

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Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
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David Edelstein
Village Voice
February 21, 2007
Killing bloodsuckers was enough to make Fright Night a hit, and it will probably do the same for the crass, obvious Lost Boys.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Directed with a cavalier disregard for intelligibility, this has to be one of the most anaemic vampire flicks ever made.
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Did I mention both Coreys are in it?
Nikki Tranter
PopMatters
December 19, 2004
For the most part, the movie is goofy fun.

Empire Magazine
September 15, 2004
A supremely watchable example of something the '80s did right.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Caryn James
New York Times
August 30, 2004
It laughs at the form it embraces, adds a rock-and-roll soundtrack and, if you share its serious-satiric attitude, manages to be very funny.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 12, 2004
The movie may not offer a lot in the way of serious frights or even originality, but it is most definitely weird and decidedly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
August 9, 2004
A coffinload of DVD extras to sate your Lost Boys bloodlust!
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
November 12, 2003
The Lost Boys is not a movie you want to put in a time capsule or even revisit, unless your name happens to be Corey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 15, 2003
Overdirected and junky, but mildly amusing.
| Original Score: 3/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 15, 2003
Gothic style, humor and sexy stars -- a cult classic
| Original Score: 4/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
June 23, 2003
A corn-ball '80s vampire classic! Starring the two Corey's!
| Original Score: 4/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 27, 2003
A schlocky and stylish teen-oriented gorefest that's humorously off-kilter and frothy--it's something worth sinking your fangs into!
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
April 27, 2003
One of the best thrillers of our time...rocks as well as it rolls
| Original Score: 4/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Arguably Joel Schumacher's finest film.
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
February 16, 2003
Probably the guiltiest of the guilty pleasure vampire flicks.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
This is, however, a cinematographer's film and while everyone else seemed to be putting in half-hearted efforts, the cinematographer was working overtime.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
It starts slow, but finishes fast with some clever plot twists. In the end, all is not lost with these boys.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
An exhilarating hybrid of horror and suburban comedy.
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