Vamps (2012)

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Goody (Silverstone) and Stacy (Krysten Ritter) are addicted to the night life, clubbing, hooking up and always looking for the next thrill, all the while keeping a big a secret-they happen to be modern-day vampires. But even with lifetimes of dating experience behind them, the duo realizes they still have a lot to learn about love when Stacy unexpectedly falls for the son of a vampire hunter, and Goody runs into the man of her dreams from decades earlier. With their destinies at stake, the girls … More

Rating: PG-13 (violent images, some drug material, sexual content and language.)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Amy Heckerling
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 13, 2012
Box Office: $3.0k
Runtime:
Anchor Bay Entertainment - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Vamps

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

Cheesy but chipper vampire comedy has modest charms.

Full Review… | November 7, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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In an era transfixed by zombies and assorted other ghouls, Vamps is a refreshing change of pace.

Full Review… | November 6, 2012
Variety
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"Vamps" is mostly a misfire, but Heckerling still shows enough flashes of wit and wisdom that she remains hard to entirely dismiss.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Vamps sends up our pop cultural fascination with bloodsucking but is itself a bit stiff with rigor mortis.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
Village Voice
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Aging is probably the real theme here, but it's approached sidelong and has no punch. Still, only the nostalgia has any real conviction.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
New York Times
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[This] shambling little comedy never finds a consistent groove, but it's eager to please, and has the ancient gags to do it.

Full Review… | November 1, 2012
AV Club
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Audience Reviews for Vamps

Cute.

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vieras esine

Super Reviewer

Yes, I realize this is not a great movie. And, no, I don't care. It's such good fun that I know I'll be rewatching this. Alicia pretty much plays Clueless as a vampire, but that's maybe not so surprising since Amy Heckerling wrote both. I tend to like her movies. Even Loser!
Krysten Ritter is also good here. She and Alicia were convincing as friends even with the age gap. Plot is a bit thin, but seriously if you take it lightly, this is really quite a fun little movie.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

½

In "Vamps," Goody(Alicia Silverstone) and Stacy(Krysten Ritter) are roommates in New York City. They are also vampires. While they are at the beck and call of their stem, Ciccerus(Sigourney Weaver), they otherwise work nights as janitors. In her spare time, Stacy catches up on her studies where she makes the acquaintance of Joey Van Helsing(Dan Stevens).

Even if "Vamps" had a consistent tone to call its own, it would still probably be something of a frustrating near miss, considering how long it takes to get to its idea of a plot. In short, it is what happens when vampires get too cute. But just as much, the movie goes with gross out humor to illustrate the eating habits of vampires before turning silly and even a little touching. And then it has some neat cinematic and historical references and can be relevant when discussing the rapid change of technology which you do not have to be a two hundred year old vampire to be intimidated by. Most impressive of all is how "Vamps" was about five minutes ahead of the curve when warning about the dangers of government surveillance.

As random as all of that sounds, that is nothing compared to the casting because nothing sounds like a romantic interest like Richard Lewis. Otherwise, "Vamps" violates the first rule of buddy movies with Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter both operating on the same frequency. Dan Stevens is in the right movie but the wrong role while a de-fanged Malcolm McDowell is cute as a de-fanged Dracula. But all of that does not matter when the wonderful Wallace Shawn is on the screen, as he waits patiently for his very own action franchise.

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Walter M.

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