Dracula - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dracula Reviews

Page 2 of 89
October 25, 2015
I would give this four and a half out of 5 stars but in the end there are some pacing issues and after seeing Frankenstein I decided that I thought this movie is slightly inferior to Frankenstein which is my personal favorite universal monster but overall Dracula is one of the greatest horror villains of all time and Bela Lugosi portrays him perfectly
October 25, 2015
Universal's classic from 1931, directed by Tod Browning. 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, and much of the morbid sexual tension is dissipated. Browning remains one of the most intriguing directorial enigmas of the 20s and 30s: he could be flat, dull, and clumsy, but once he connected with the underlying perversities of his screenplays, his films lit up with a diabolical grace.
October 19, 2015
a classic for being over 80 yrs old its still scary
October 6, 2015
It's actually amusing to see how much that movie holds up compared to early 2000's CGI fests. Countless works have been, are and will in the future be inspired by this masterfully crafted classic. It may not be as terryfying now as it must've been once, but this adaptation of Brim Stoker's novel still is relevant and I watched it not because I forced myself to, but beacause it still is a damn good movie
October 1, 2015
Currently checking this out. Started October first with some classic horror movies. :)
September 30, 2015
a classic tale of true vampires
September 3, 2015
Lugosi is just brilliant as the dashing count in an absolute cinema classic.
½ September 2, 2015
The best of the vampire movies and Lugosi is the only true Dracula for my money.
½ August 31, 2015
This early version of the iconic Dracula was one of the first true horror films, and some scenes certainly are creepy still to this day. There are also some comical moments, though some are unintentional. It's a shame that the ending comes far too quickly, leaving the viewer feeling a bit short-changed. 1001
Super Reviewer
½ August 29, 2015
There have been dozens of iterations of the story, but this is one of the first and one of the best.
July 29, 2015
Very Good Movie I Love Bela Lugosi a Whole Lot
July 28, 2015
For a horror movie made before the 1960's, it still has a very disturbing tone to it, which is something that can be found in the Universal Monster Movies.
July 27, 2015
Perhaps THE definitive Dracula film, if for no other reason than Lugosi's expressionless, other-worldly figure -- this seems to be the essence of the vampire. Everything else in this film fits rather well. Noteworthy is Dwight Frye as Renfield who renders a perfect hysterical John the Baptist to Dracula's satanic Christ. The version with Philip Glass' score, done in the appropriate "black and white" strings (a la Herrmann's Psycho) is a refreshing take and fits a contemporary viewer's sensibilities. The Spanish version, produced and released the same time, is the superior film, I think, in terms of pure cinematic enjoyment.
½ July 22, 2015
Dracula (1931 film) was both magnificent in it's storytelling and settings, and it was Bela Lugosi greatest and the most remembered performance of his career.
June 30, 2015
A timeless Universal classic, and the best Dracula movie ever. Not much violence and the movie takes it's time to develop but it's interesting too watch. The acting is excellent. Except for the opening credits, there is no music through out the hole movie. Recommended !!
June 8, 2015
Definitely classic and bursting with historical important. Time however has not been kind to Universal's Dracula and modern audiences will likely be put off by the snail pace of the narrative and the sometimes shaky production values.
½ April 23, 2015
A timeless horror movie that's more noteworthy of its casting and atmosphere. While standards have changed, it only takes a few minutes of watching Dracula to get transported back to the 1930's. Lugosi creates such a memorable role, but he doesn't overshadow the other actors too much. While many of the juicy moments are left unseen, this movie doesn't have to show the awful bits to be enjoyable.
April 3, 2015
A film widely considered a period piece, relative to the early use of sound in Hollywood wide-releases. Think carefully about what makes a film a period piece. Innovation, reflection, and influence. All are apparent in Browning's 1931 horror classic. The lighting is eerie and foreboding, the transitions smooth and murky, and Lugosi's performance hits with such gravitas that it makes all other vampiric renditions since feel somehow obsolete. A movie that does not allow the viewer to forget it's most daring moments, as Dracula often does, deserves to be regarded as one of the great cinematic achievements in world history.
March 22, 2015
Lugosi is overshadowed by the flickering eeriness and Dwight Frye, who plays the demented Renfield. Comic performance by the hospital "Jailer" is really funny. Great supporting cast help Lugosi make this a perennial classic.
Super Reviewer
March 5, 2015
The perfect Gothic chiller, Universal's "Dracula" features an iconic performance that established the way Dracula would forever be represented in pop culture.
Page 2 of 89