Dracula Reviews

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October 23, 2015
The abundance of older features on Blu-rays and DVDs have helped give younger filmgoers an appreciation of classic movies. "They can learn so much more on how to pace and set a scene from Tod Browning over Michael Bay," Mankiweicz said.
October 23, 2014
Bela Lugosi gives his greatest performance as the mesmerizing menace from Transylvania. Dracula chilled audiences in the 1930's, and it still gives me goosebumps.
March 26, 2014
It's a case of lightning-in-a-bottle casting and there's no way of telling if anyone else as Dracula would've become the model for every single Dracula that followed.
October 7, 2013
It remains the most subtly romantic and highly atmospheric rendition of Bram Stoker's tale about the Transylvanian count, with Browning orchestrating the opening scenes to macabre perfection.
November 17, 2012
...it's clear that the movie simply doesn't hold up terribly well all these years later.
July 21, 2010
Lugosi's seminal performance and the striking opening act are what distinguish Browning's version of the classic tale.
October 6, 2009
A perfect example of the worst traits of Hollywood films in the early sound era.
May 8, 2009
Stark, cold, and deeply sensual, "Dracula's" atmosphere and intention is rooted in a fear of unknown lust and desire from which there can be no escape. To view "Dracula" is to be bitten by the vampire's desperate attack.
November 24, 2008
A classic despite numerous flaws.
Top Critic
October 15, 2008
An exciting melodrama, not as good as it ought to be but a cut above the ordinary trapdoor-and-winding-sheet type of mystery film.
October 7, 2008
A sublimated ghost story related with all surface seriousness and above all with a remarkably effective background of creepy atmosphere.
March 22, 2008
All time horror classic starring Lugosi; still creepy as blazes.
September 25, 2007
Bela Lugosi gives the performance of his life in a role that might have been written just for him. Highly atmospheric throughout, this remains a milestone in horror movie history.
September 25, 2007
The atmospheric opening is the best part -- moody and full of sinister potential. After that, it's stilted drawing-room talk, variably acted, except for the cultish over-the-top dementia of Dwight Frye.
September 25, 2007
The opening scenes, set in Dracula's castle, are magnificent -- grave, stately, and severe. But the film becomes unbearably static once the action moves to England.
January 26, 2006
Not by any means the masterpiece of fond memory or reputation, although the first twenty minutes are astonishingly fluid and brilliantly shot by Karl Freund.
October 8, 2005
Once you get into the rhythms of the film, you'll discover a masterpiece.
September 21, 2005
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May 12, 2005
there is a reason why Bela ended up in Ed Wood movies
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