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Blood: The Last Vampire Reviews

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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
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
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.
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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
July 10, 2009
| Original Score: 3/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
July 10, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
July 9, 2009
If you're willing to accept it for what it is - a hyperactive fantasy, pleasantly ridiculous and delivered with amusing conviction by director Chris Nahon - you should be suitably entertained.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 9, 2009
This isn't a great movie. But it's sincere as an entertainment, it looks good, it's atmospheric.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
July 9, 2009
[It] turns its collection of overused action/horror staples into... well... a kind of fun collection of overused action/horror staples.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 9, 2009
Boys in the audience may groan indulgently, but their dates ought to squeal with delighted pride.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
July 2, 2009
Stylishly shot and undeniably trashy, this is a strange mish-mash of a film that's actually surprisingly entertaining, despite the usual choppily-edited fight scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 24, 2009
If anything watch it for the cool vamps and powerful performance from star [Gianna] Jun...
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 2/5
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 . . .
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
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.
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+
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