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Nadja Reviews

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Film4
October 20, 2009
This idiosyncratic take on the genre is as much concerned with ordinary family dynamics as the absurdity of its characters' demonic existence.
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
October 20, 2009
Not without interest, but less satisfying than even an average Hammer horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 20, 2009
It may not make much sense, but it never looks less than fabulous.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 20, 2009
This offbeat horror item works much better as a dreamy mood piece with striking poetic images and as a semicomic appreciation of a few quintessential low-budget actors than as straight-ahead storytelling.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
A lovely idea for a film that's been beautifully executed but slips too far off its narrative tracks to get where it wants to go.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
September 16, 2006
Unfolding as a languid dream puzzle in Downtown Manhattan nether world, Michael Almereyda's blend of serious and frivolous ideas and mysterious and haunting images recalls David Lynch, who served as film's exec producer and also makes cameo appearance
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeremiah Kipp
Flipside Movie Emporium
April 9, 2005
If Nadja is to be considered an interesting failure, there's something to be said for the value and substance of broken treasures.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
April 21, 2004
Too bizarre to be taken seriously and not funny enough to be entertaining.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 27, 2004
A lyrical parody of the vampire genre.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It is refreshing to see so much style and life in the old undead tale, and to watch this strong cast with its perfect deadpan attitudes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 28, 2002
Clever and innovative take on vampire mythology in a contemporary tale set in New York City.
Sean O'Neill
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
[Almereyda's] imagination seems more focused on composing striking shot compositions than in communicating pure and simple human emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
While it is nice to see an occasional horror film making the art house circuit, this story of the undead just needs more life in the long middle section of the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
The most compelling point here has to do with Lowensohn: She's sulky and sad, but her precision is also remarkably vibrant against her shades-of-grey backdrop.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
What could have been a brilliant short becomes deadly, stretched to feature length.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The film stumbles with hackneyed plotting, uneven performances and a deadly-dull centerpiece that goes on forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's the kind of movie that deals with unspeakable subjects while keeping a certain ironic distance, and using dialogue that seems funny, although the characters never seem in on the joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Hip. Cool. New Wave. Chic. These are only some of the adjectives applicable to Michael Almereyda's new take on the vampire legend. Of course, one other term springs to mind, but it isn't nearly as complimentary. Pretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Even as Nadja descends deeper into its downward, surrealistic spiral, the movie's always great to watch.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
[A] genuinely affecting comedy-horror film that updates the Dracula lineage to present-day New York City.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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