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Dracula Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 2, 2004
After Lugosi, all vampire performances are doomed to be compared against him as either homage or departure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeremiah Kipp
February 8, 2004
Dracula takes place within the confines of the parlors and drawing rooms of London society, which bears a striking resemblance to Americana circa 1931.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 6, 2003
Bathed in an atmosphere of nightmare, dread and otherworldliness that is unlike anything else in American horror cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Mordaunt Hall
New York Times
May 20, 2003
With Mr. Browning's imaginative direction and Mr. Lugosi's makeup and weird gestures, this picture succeeds to some extent in its grand guignol intentions.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
January 19, 2003
Despite its reputation as a horror classic, Dracula is tedious, stagebound and dull; saved only by Lugosi's perfomance.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 4, 2002
...the film survives as a classic horror tale largely because of Lugosi's distinctive portrayal as Dracula.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
September 26, 2002
When Bela Lugosi died he was buried wearing one of his original silk capes. Forever cloaked, he casts his shadow still.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 3, 2002
Campy by today's standards, but still the melancholic master of fright flicks.
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Still the best American take on the infamous bloodsucker.
| Original Score: 5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
É uma pena que o vampiro absoluto das telas, Bela Lugosi, não tenha estrelado um filme perene como a lenda em que ele se tornou.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 9, 2001
...a motion picture for people who love motion pictures, their history, and their evolution. It is a self-recommending classic.
| Original Score: 7/10
Christopher Null
February 13, 2001
While Lugosi is of course memorable, don't forget Helen Chandler's Mina, who communicates more through her eyes than virtually any other actress caught on film.
| Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Certainly it is Lugosi's performance, and the cinematography of Karl Freund, that make Tod Browning's film such an influential Hollywood picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Dracula deserves its status as a classic, although one might be tempted to append the word 'lesser' to that label.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Creepily beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films
January 1, 2000
Dracula (1931) is one of the earliest classic American horror films from Universal Pictures - an acclaimed masterpiece directed by Tod Browning
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
Bela Lugosi is inspired in the role of the vampire. One can no longer label it a good performance or a bad performance. Lugosi embodies the role.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
June 19, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 22, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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