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Love at First Bite

Love at First Bite (1979)

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67

Average Rating: 5.9/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 2

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56

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Average Rating: 2.9/5
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Movie Info

George Hamilton confounded his detractors by turning in a first-rate comic performance in Love at First Bite. Hamilton plays Count Dracula, who is evicted from his Transylvanian domicile when the Communist government decides to nationalize his castle. With faithful toady Renfield (Arte Johnson) at his side, Dracula heads for the Big Apple, where he finds the vampire pickings radically different from those on his home turf: for example, ol' Drac suffers the mother of all hangovers when his sinks

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Drama, Comedy

Jul 12, 2005

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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (7) | DVD (1)

The production's genially tatty air enhances its anarchical mood and encourages one to go with its goofy yet often shrewd comic flow.

October 19, 2009 Full Review Source: TIME Magazine
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Casting Dracula as the Last Romantic, Scott Fitzgerald-style, was a clever idea, but nothing clever remains in the film's hodgepodge of flat one-liners and graceless slapstick.

October 19, 2009 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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What would happen if Dracula was victimized by life in modern New York City? It's a fun notion and George Hamilton makes it work.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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If you haven't smoked any wolfsbane you might wonder why you have such fond memories of this one.

February 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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See it when you feel at your silliest.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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A coarse, delightful little movie with a bang-up cast and no pretensions at all.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A mostly likable and spirited Dracula pic, played as a silly spoof.

July 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Although much of this is pretty funny, the film is a scattershot affair that tries to milk laughs out of the most mundane and tired gags.

October 19, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

...hopelessly dated...

July 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

There are killer lines and exchanges, but not the overall consistency you'd hope for, or the kind of energy that could drive a stake through our ennui.

July 10, 2005 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

[C]lever, funny commentary on a new era of interpersonal relationships when no one knew what they wanted or how to articulate it.

November 2, 2004 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

Hamilton is great as the count with a heart, and an endless stream of jokes ensures that at least a good handful are spot on.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

Resolutely mainstream; its humor sticks largely to sitcom-level jokes about Jews, sex, drugs, and the Dracula legend.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Love at First Bite

Another Dracula movie, in this one the count moves to NY. It is pretty funny for the most part, but it's predictable. It could have been better.
January 6, 2011
ajv2688

Super Reviewer

A bit stupid and not up to the standards of a more recent vampire movie, (this was made in 1976), but harmless enough. I could no way in hell believe Susan Saint James as a model, though.
November 6, 2009
romy861

Super Reviewer

George Hamilton is actually ok here. He is a good Dracula and quite amusing. The rest of the cast works well and its looks good. The usual story of course but its funny. Surprising really.
July 18, 2009
phubbs1

Super Reviewer

silly but cute
August 6, 2007
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