We Are The Night Reviews

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
August 31, 2012
an odd - and therefore interesting - blend of genetic elitism, feminist emancipation and rave-culture hedonism, where oldworld bloodlines leave a trail imprinted in the postmodern age - all wrapped in a slickly stylish audiovisual package.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
August 28, 2012
It's stylishly constructed and a better feminist vampire yarn than Twilight, but still problematic in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
September 5, 2011
A slick, stylish (sometimes silly) vampire import. (Avoid the English dub version!)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
June 3, 2011
We Are the Night's primary interest seems to be wish fulfillment, but it's hard to tell at times exactly whose fantasies these are supposed to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 3, 2011
Consumed with arranging a pretty picture than securing a ripe female-slanted take on seductive acts of evil and decadence. It's a fireworks display, not a meaty reinvention of a rusty genre.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
May 29, 2011
This feels like a Luc Besson genre knock-off in the best sense of that phrase -- a spunky, stylish mash-up of vampire flick and police procedural, with just a dash of doomed romance. Demerits for the dubbing, though.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
May 27, 2011
...No genre-changer...but it's bloody, occasionally clever and wears its underlying message about the perils of power lightly...
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
May 26, 2011
The first half-hour boasts real energy and finds new ways to explore elements of the vampire genre. Until the time continued to pass and it slowly dawned that most of its ideas were circa 1987.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 26, 2011
A love triangle with fangs but no bite, the German import "We Are the Night" is mostly infatuated with its own stylish excesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
May 25, 2011
As vampire movies go, it's a damn sight better than Twilight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
May 25, 2011
Stylishly reinvents juvenile pulp with flashy pyrotechnics.
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
May 24, 2011
Gansel compensates for the story's lack of emotional heft with rousing chase scenes and impressive, near-poetic CGI set pieces, and works in a sly suggestion that vampirism is the ultimate expression of consumerist indulgence.
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
June 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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