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The Lost Boys Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 29, 2014
A master mold of horror and comedy...
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 21, 2014
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.
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News
January 21, 2014
Though there is enough gore in the film to satisfy the typical bloodthirsty filmgoer, its strong suit is deadpan humor.

Total Film
January 21, 2014
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
January 21, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 21, 2014
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.
Peter Travers
People Magazine
January 21, 2014
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.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
May 14, 2012
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 | Original Score: 7/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 18, 2012
...a passable yet unspectacular relic of the 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Afsheen Nomai
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Scary '80s vamp film. Older teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

October 20, 2009
A hugely enjoyable picture that proves Joel Schumacher really can direct and that not everything about the 1980s was awful.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 20, 2009
Despite its flaws, however, the film is an interesting addition to vampire cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 23, 2008
The picture affirms that the only thing truly important is this image of the older brother with his arm around the younger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 31, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
November 9, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
July 18, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 4, 2005
Did I mention both Coreys are in it?
Nikki Tranter
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
Top Critic
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.
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