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Dracula Reviews

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TIME Magazine
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.
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 7, 2008
A sublimated ghost story related with all surface seriousness and above all with a remarkably effective background of creepy atmosphere.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
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Tom Milne
Time Out
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.
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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.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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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