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Blood: The Last Vampire Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 26, 2011
The dialogue is horrible (sample exchange: "Little bitch is out of control"), the acting is worse.
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
October 19, 2009
... a bizarre mix of sensibilities that falls apart into a mess of cultural cues. The result is as tone deaf as the confused accents.
James O'Ehley
fantastiqueZINE
October 14, 2009
Feels like one of those Underworld sequels, but with a samurai-wielding Japanese schoolgirl instead of the tight leather outfits . . .
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly
August 18, 2009
I think this is a world-class film! It contains great martial arts and great storytelling, and it turns the vampire genre on its ear.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 29, 2009
Really, is there supposed to be any entertainment value in this thing, or is it meant to be a ponderously stupid endurance test?
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
July 20, 2009
So laughably awful that it easily qualifies for so-bad-it's-good status.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
July 16, 2009
Despite inserting a jumble of backstory into his live-action take on an action experiment from Japanese animation studio Production I.G, director Chris Nahon captures some of the visceral thrills of the nine-year-old anime.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
July 16, 2009
The best thing that can come from this film is that it will be so poorly received both by critics and audiences that it will put a damper on Hollywood's current interest in remaking anime.
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
July 15, 2009
As good as any Hollywood movie, which is to say it's got lousy visual effects and generic dialogue. Since we're already forgiving that anyway, there's enough engaging action to make it plenty fun and entertaining.
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
July 15, 2009
Slashing swords, splashing blood, and flashy CGI - not to mention a hot chick in school uniform - sound like a cool combination, but the life bleeds out of Blood: The Last Vampire long before the final reel.
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online
July 12, 2009
If you're not familiar with this kind of live-action anime in general, Blood isn't a bad place to start, but for diehard fans it's a lot of been-there-done-that.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Maitland McDonagh
Horror Hacker
July 12, 2009
An stew of international genre influences that plays like a Vietnam-era cross between Blade and TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with elaborate martial arts sequences.
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
July 11, 2009
Ever wish for a cinematic slushie of Kill Bill, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and the cheesiest vampire movie ever made? Welcome to Blood: The Last Vampire.
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Michael Ordoņa
Chicago Tribune
July 10, 2009
Often-unwatchably dim.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
July 10, 2009
Watch True Blood, Let the Right One In or Twilight instead. Or wait for Thirst or New Moon or Daybreakers or ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
July 10, 2009
Not only isn't the new effort up to the standards of the anime, it's bloody awful by any standard.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
July 10, 2009
Blood: The Last Vampire feels both derivative and strangely amateurish, an awkward blend of Hong Kong-style combat set pieces and clumsy English-language dialogue scenes that verge on laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
July 10, 2009
This live-action update of a popular Japanese anime film from 2000 has a heart full of mythology, but its fangs are dulled by an anemic script and clumsy action sequences that are notable mostly for an excess of cheese, not blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Dan Zak
Washington Post
July 10, 2009
The peculiar, comic-book-like computer graphics -- artful at first -- finally overtake Blood and make it look like a video game instead of a graceful, graphic martial arts movie.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 10, 2009
Suffers from abusive close-ups, repetitive fight sequences and uninspired demon design.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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