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The Addiction Reviews

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August 13, 2002
Captain! The Pretense-O-Meter's gone off the scale!
| Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Vampires are compared to junkies who need their fix.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 8, 2004
The allegory wears thin fast, and we're just left with artifice.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 19, 2004
Given all the talent involved, this should have been much more compelling.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The film works better as straight horror -- it's quite gory and the inky black-and-white photography adds intensely to the mood -- than as a meditation on morality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, it's so dark -- and impenetrable -- that it shuts us out.
January 1, 2000
Eternally heavy-handed director Abel Ferrara isn't interested in making anything that even remotely resembles a conventional horror film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 26, 2002
A strange and diverting take on the old vampire tale.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 29, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2009
No matter, without exactly transcending the awful material, Ferrara puts it across with astonishing poetry and conviction.
May 26, 2006
What we get is a slight, but entertaining movie, that's (dare I say it?) unintentionally funny at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 10, 2003
Ferrara's film both impresses and terrifies sufficiently for most of its duration.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
Macabre and provocative, yet wonderfully restrained.
May 12, 2001
Abel Ferrara, working from a rabidly ambitious script by Nicholas St. John, gives the genre a provocative and perversely funny snap that Anne Rice might envy.
January 1, 2000
Ferrara sinks his teeth into a moral fable that equates bloodlust with amorality and postulates that there may, even now, be salvation for the sinner.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 20, 2003
Christopher Walken, who always looks like one of the living dead, proves that he hasn't exhausted his capacity to make your skin crawl.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
May 16, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Not to everyone's taste but certainly haunting in theme and visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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