The Addiction Reviews

July 8, 2004
The allegory wears thin fast, and we're just left with artifice.
May 19, 2004
Given all the talent involved, this should have been much more compelling.
August 13, 2002
Captain! The Pretense-O-Meter's gone off the scale!
January 1, 2000
Vampires are compared to junkies who need their fix.
January 1, 2000
Eternally heavy-handed director Abel Ferrara isn't interested in making anything that even remotely resembles a conventional horror film.
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, it's so dark -- and impenetrable -- that it shuts us out.
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.