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The Lost Boys Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
When everything is all over, there's nothing to leave the theater with -- no real horrors, no real dread, no real imagination -- just technique at the service of formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Gonsalves
May 8, 2010
It hasn't aged well. At all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Variety Staff
March 24, 2009
A horrifically dreadful vampire teensploitation entry.
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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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
January 21, 2014
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.
Sarah Chauncey
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 11, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Dan Fazio
September 11, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Pete Croatto
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
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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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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
January 21, 2014
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 | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 21, 2014
The Lost Boys, which attempts to be funny while preserving the shock value of the vampire legend, aims somewhat higher... and misses.
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 21, 2014
Schumacher falls far short of the talent for pop wit that Joe Dante showed in Gremlins and The Howling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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.
Afsheen Nomai
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Scary '80s vamp film. Older teens only.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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