A little odd; however, it does have its moments through strong performances...but are we supposed to believe that Tobey Maguire was a star quarterback and outshined his brother Jake Gyllenhaal, who had little athleticism?
Brilliantly casted, Hiddleston and Swinton's chemistry, plus a great soundtrack, prove to be the film's highlights. However, there is a lot of namedropping and plot details--many pertaining to vampirism and their backgrounds--that aren't really explained, which makes you feel out-of-the-loop at certain times. It also could be too slow for some viewers; these are not your Abraham Lincoln or Twilight vampires. Despite this, the film is strong in its main focus: romance.