Vampire in Brooklyn Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Brian Lowry
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
August 14, 2002
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Vampire in Brooklyn is neither funny nor frightening and comes up a tedious middle-road hybrid from veteran scaremeister Wes Craven, who directed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Neither as good as it might be nor as bad as you might expect.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
To call this a comedy is a sign of optimism; to call it a comeback for Murphy is a sign of blind faith.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Murphy's pale efforts are enough to make one fondly recall Blacula. Now that was one sucker who knew how to make a film that didn't.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
They're no match, though, for the crushing disappointment of having to watch Murphy on the comic sidelines. It's like going to a Barbra Streisand concert and being asked to listen with her while the rhythm section sings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Doesn't live up to its promise or premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
This modern fable is little more than a Murphy potboiler, something to while away a couple of hours, rather than fondly remember.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Craven can't keep the comic elements in balance with the horror, and as a result there's no tension or dramatic pull.
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Entertainment Weekly
October 27, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: D