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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Reviews

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Todd Gilchrist

teenybopper fiction brought to life on the big screen, realized as the first installment in a potential franchise that fails to offer reasons why mainstream audiences will want to follow it any further.

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February 15, 2012
Simon Foster

The film was based on a series of twelve books (that) must've screamed "franchise pay cheques!" to actors like Dafoe, Hayek and Reilly, who would usually have known better.

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August 9, 2010
Cris Kennedy

Weitz's screenplay (with Brian Helgeland) contains liberal splashes of humour, but in the end the film lacks an emotional hook, perhaps thanks to the lacklustre performances of the young leads.

| Original Score: 2.5/5

July 4, 2010
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Promises more depth and substance than it delivers, leaving all the fireworks of the visuals to drive the film's appeal

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 6, 2010
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

This adaptation never quite reaches the sunlight. The difficulty is the credible integration of the normal world with that of the freaks

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

March 6, 2010
Paul Chambers

What in the heck is going on here? Not scary, not funny. The story gets lost in the woods. Paul Chambers, CNN.

Full Review Source: CNNRadio | Original Score: D+

February 10, 2010
William Goss
Orlando Weekly

Reilly's Crepsley makes both the afterlife and any sequels to come equally appealing prospects.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

December 17, 2009
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Plenty of good elements here, but a lack of cohesion and a lackluster performance by the lead actor make the film at best a decent rental.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B-

December 2, 2009
Cynthia Fuchs

Not a thing in this movie is subtle, from its cheesy special effects to its by-the-numbers storyline to its cardboard cutout characters.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

November 19, 2009

The funny bits are amusing, the action entertaining, the themes simple, the promise of future tales tantalizing, and the overall feel of the movie is more charming than epic or scary.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4/5

November 19, 2009
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a watchable (yet undeniably forgettable) endeavor.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 18, 2009
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...not the pandering exploitation film you might expect. It's not all pentup sexuality, ripened teen flesh and brooding ashen untouchable boys.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 88/100

November 7, 2009
Maitland McDonagh
Horror Hacker

A colossal bore of a teen fantasy movie ... crammed with trite, prepackaged lessons.

Full Review Source: Horror Hacker

November 3, 2009
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times

Cirque spins its wheels in first installment.

Full Review Source: Illinois Times | Original Score: 2.0/4.0

November 2, 2009
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Older moviegoers who can recall the spate of like-minded horror flicks from the 1980s will find much to appreciate.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 2, 2009
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

A fun, energetic adventure with plenty of inoffensive ghoulish touches that should please kid and adult horror buffs alike.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

October 30, 2009
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

Inept to the core, The Vampire's Assistant never rises to the occasion.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

October 30, 2009
Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)

To some extent, then, Paul Weitz's film is parasitically preying on an established trend, but it also has some fresh blood of its own.

Full Review Source: Sunday Times (UK) | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]

Infinitely more inventive than the sweetly romantic Twilight.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

October 30, 2009
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Its high production values - not to mention the world's cutest poisonous spider - can't paper over a tepid and drawn-out plot.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 2/5

October 30, 2009
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