The Lost Boys Reviews

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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
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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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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.
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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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Variety Staff
Variety
March 24, 2009
A horrifically dreadful vampire teensploitation entry.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.