Vamps

Vamps

53%
  • PG-13, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Comedy, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Amy Heckerling
    In Theaters:
    Nov 2, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Nov 13, 2012
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Vamps Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Evidently made on the cheap, notwithstanding the surprisingly classy cast, Vamps is a bit of a mess, but there's sweetness and wit here, too, making this a movie worth sinking your teeth into.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

September 21, 2014
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

At times, Heckerling's script feels as though it's been sitting in a coffin, as the film takes on a campy tone with its endless array of anachronistic sight gags and one-liners.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

November 22, 2012
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A playful flick about two female vampires, city life and the huge role of screens in our lives.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

November 13, 2012
Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out Chicago

A satire with much of the wit of her [Heckerling's] 1995 Clueless.

Full Review Source: Time Out Chicago

November 9, 2012
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Cheesy but chipper vampire comedy has modest charms.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

November 7, 2012
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media

Vampire comedy has cute moments but lacks bite.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

November 6, 2012
John Anderson
Variety
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In an era transfixed by zombies and assorted other ghouls, Vamps is a refreshing change of pace.

Full Review Source: Variety

November 6, 2012
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

While it did feel more like an extended sitcom to me than an actual film, I must say I found it fun.

Full Review Source: Horror.com

November 6, 2012
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique

In Amy Herckerling's film, being a vampire is ordinary rather than remarkable - which pretty much describes VAMPS.

Full Review Source: Cinefantastique | Original Score: 2/5

November 5, 2012
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

November 1, 2012
Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
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Vamps sends up our pop cultural fascination with bloodsucking but is itself a bit stiff with rigor mortis.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 1, 2012
Rachel Saltz
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 1, 2012
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE

"Vamps" teeters on the brink of not quite working and yet still routinely lands its laughs.

Full Review Source: indieWIRE | Original Score: B+

November 1, 2012
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

Bold, ambitious, but it's rarely funny. Heckerling works to squeeze out a few laughs along the way, but the punchlines are soggy and the situations a little too cartoonish at times, resembling a sketch comedy show about vampires.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: C+

November 1, 2012
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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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 Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

November 1, 2012
Eric Hynes
Time Out New York
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The film's comedic potential is defanged by a pervading tone of embittered nostalgia. Goody doesn't mock our smartphone-loving society with barbed affection-she just wants it to go away.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

October 31, 2012
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

A sense of anachronism is what provides the film with its melancholy heart.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 28, 2012
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