Queen of the Damned Reviews

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Top Critic
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
October 20, 2009
Michael Rymer stages high-tech sequences combining gore, romance, and gothy music, and he has enough conviction to make what could have been very silly strangely provocative.
Rebecca Murray
About.com
December 17, 2002
The three lead actors turn in worthy performances.
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 22, 2002
Although there was hardly a clamoring among the filmgoing public for a sequel ... the popularity of Rice's series seemed reason enough to resurrect the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Its look with haunt you.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2002
It's loud, garish, very stupid ... and thoroughly enjoyable rubbish.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
April 14, 2002
Unexpectedly audacious, even daring.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Peg Aloi
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
A darkly satisfying night out for the post-Cure crowd.
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 16, 2002
The casting here is really what lifts the film above the normal run of bloody fangoria.

BeatBoxBetty.com
February 25, 2002
... Aaliyah makes both a triumphant and eerie final curtain call.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 25, 2002
The picture keeps the action and gore moving at a nice clip, invents a few interesting and funny new moments, and keeps it all very sexy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Staci Layne Wilson
Fantastica Daily
February 25, 2002
... works on some levels and is certainly worth seeing at least once.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
February 23, 2002
Stands as a rare, satisfying diversion into the world of vampires.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
February 22, 2002
... the real special effects here are Townsend and Perez, who are decidedly unconventional and whose lively scenes together come with a homoerotic campiness that seems straight out of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kim Morgan
Oregonian
February 22, 2002
... a great dose of vamp camp.
Top Critic
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
February 22, 2002
... a visually seductive, unrepentantly trashy take on Rice's second installment of her Vampire Chronicles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 22, 2002
Undemanding cheesy fun.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Joshua Tyler
Filmcritic.com
February 21, 2002
... manages to deliver a fair bit of vampire fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
February 21, 2002
At its best when the music creeps up decibel by decibel, distorted power chords, mutant mortals spinning in slow-mo. And ... Aaliyah is brilliantly visually stunning.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
February 21, 2002
Here's yet another studio horror franchise mucking up its storyline with glitches casual fans could correct in their sleep. But taken as a stylish and energetic one-shot, The Queen of the Damned cannot be said to suck.
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
February 21, 2002
Though the overall film is surprisingly decent, I can say, without question, that Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Joss Whedon could have made a much better film with this kind of budget.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
February 24, 2004
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