Van Helsing Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
This is one vampire movie with bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 5, 2007
In a blood-thirsty, dead-three-centuries sort of way, it's perfectly charming.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rafe Telsch
November 2, 2004
A fun ride of a movie, as long as you're willing not to take it too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK
July 20, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
July 16, 2004
With Sommers' work it's hard to know where the fan stops and the director starts.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
June 29, 2004
Not every summer blockbuster needs to be a classic, so Van Helsing [shout it out!] gets a decent grade for goofy, ghoulish fun.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
June 16, 2004
The movie's too imaginatively crafted to be boring, and too conceptually insane to be awful.
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 25, 2004
The action is nonstop much like in the Mummy films and comes to an exciting finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Luke Y. Thompson
Los Angeles CityBeat
May 14, 2004
Every criticism you may have heard about the film is at least somewhat true -- especially Kate Beckinsale's performance, a career-worst -- but doesn't negate the fun factor.
James Hill
May 13, 2004
It's "Hellboy" with a better pace, but a less likeable, slightly less-human character.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 12, 2004
It's an Event Movie, in every sense; the film has all the subtlety of a runaway train hurtling down the Matterhorn, but as entertaining junk I did find it enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Alex Ramirez
May 12, 2004
Gustará más a niños y jóvenes que a quienes aspiren al corte clásico o la épica histórica.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
May 11, 2004
Van Helsing is unapologetically nothing more than a monster movie, and it's a good one at that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nev Pierce
May 11, 2004
Sure, it's daft, but it's also funny and exciting and kids will likely love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sharon Allen Burke
Premiere Magazine
May 11, 2004
Horror classicists may be upset at [Sommers] tampering with monster mythologies, but everyone else will just be going along for the ride, and they'll have a terrific time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Sunday Times (Australia)
May 10, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 10, 2004
An exciting horror spectacle that combines Frankenstein, Dracula and Biblical lore with elements of the James Bond series.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
May 10, 2004
There's literally never a dull moment... The naysayers will argue that it's all calculated, and of course it is. That's why it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Diana Saenger
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 8, 2004
A fun, action-packed, highly interesting movie.
Dustin Putman
May 8, 2004
Disposable eye candy that entertains while it plays itself out but isn't worth much once it's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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