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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Reviews

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Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Paul Gallagher
Future Movies UK
November 6, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Cris Kennedy
Screenwize
July 4, 2010
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
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
March 6, 2010
Promises more depth and substance than it delivers, leaving all the fireworks of the visuals to drive the film's appeal
William Goss
Orlando Weekly
December 17, 2009
Reilly's Crepsley makes both the afterlife and any sequels to come equally appealing prospects.
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 | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 18, 2009
...a watchable (yet undeniably forgettable) endeavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 7, 2009
...not the pandering exploitation film you might expect. It's not all pentup sexuality, ripened teen flesh and brooding ashen untouchable boys.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
November 2, 2009
Older moviegoers who can recall the spate of like-minded horror flicks from the 1980s will find much to appreciate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
October 30, 2009
A fun, energetic adventure with plenty of inoffensive ghoulish touches that should please kid and adult horror buffs alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Edward Porter
Sunday Times (UK)
October 30, 2009
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
October 30, 2009
Infinitely more inventive than the sweetly romantic Twilight.
Shaula Clark
Boston Phoenix
October 29, 2009
Harry Potter this ain't. But it's fun all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
October 29, 2009
...an entertaining and engaging entry in the vampire sweepstakes. If it's not A positive, it's certainly worth a B.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 24, 2009
John C. Reilly excels in a role I thought couldn't possibly be appropriate for him. It's a nice change of pace for this fine actor.
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
October 23, 2009
It has promise, but I certainly don't care if they never complete the series as movies.
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
October 23, 2009
Between this and having to sit through New Moon, I'll take the freaks every time.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 23, 2009
The Vampire's Assistant beats the pants off of Twilight as a cool teenage vampire movie, and I consider that to be totally awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
October 23, 2009
It's tween/teen-lit for boys, delivered with a wink, and some remarkably light humour, considering the morbid plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com
October 23, 2009
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant is worth seeing once for the kid in everyone... and the actual kids will probably think it's twice as nice.

Dark Horizons
April 5, 2011
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