Tsui Hark's Vampire Hunters (The Era of Vampires) Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
June 17, 2003
I loves me a good kung fu zombie vampire action horror comedy flick, and Vampire Hunters delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
June 2, 2003
Anything that reminds us that there are mass-entertainment options beyond Hollywood's banal formulas is worthwhile.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 22, 2003
Midnight-movie-riffic, and the less sense it makes, the more fun it becomes.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 22, 2003
The film's action sequences have been staged with a dazzling finesse, and the look of the film is splendid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 19, 2003
Most disappointing is Hark franchising his name before the sell-by date has expired on his own filmmaking career.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Anita Gates
New York Times
June 8, 2003
Murky, third-rate martial-arts film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 5, 2003
The thrill is mostly gone in this supernatural mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Robert Koehler
Variety
June 5, 2003
Project has the stench less of rotting flesh than the whiff of a thoughtless quickie.
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
June 4, 2003
Pleasantly cheesy but undistinguished martial-arts and horror fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
June 3, 2003
You begin to realize that whatever name they want to give this dish, the chief ingredients remain ham, cheese and corn.
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
June 3, 2003
Despite a few good fights, the stunts are indifferently executed.
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com
June 1, 2003
A passable attempt to mix the cheesy DIY effects of the first two Evil Dead movies with the... epic on a budget aesthetics of a The Bride With White Hair.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 30, 2003
It's more silly than scary and relies excessively on surprisingly low-rent CGI effects and crude wirework to drum up interest in the slight story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Dennis Lim
Village Voice
May 27, 2003
An uninspired addition to the generally endearing subgenre.
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John Powers
L.A. Weekly
May 22, 2003
The Hong Kong movie industry is crumbling, and this painfully slack horror picture is another sign of its decay.
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
May 22, 2003
Good and evil duke it out with swift-moving martial arts leaps and swordplay, action that's so finely sliced and diced that it never quite connects.
Stephen Kelly
PopMatters
September 5, 2003
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