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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Reviews

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
July 29, 2012
There is just not enough substance to it. Lots of graphic, slo-mo blood spills, big battle scenes and gunfire, axe-wielding Abe chopping down the vampires, albeit often in a blur of action we can't really relish
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
July 29, 2012
Whatever clever literary concepts screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith has adapted from his novel, has been well and truly stomped
Rick Marshall
July 25, 2012
A funny, scary, and cheer-worthy adventure that somehow manages to make the 16th President of the United States a bad-ass action hero.
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
July 24, 2012
Comes off like a series of forgettable History Channel recreations with some axeman versus vampire video game scenes tossed in. Editing is choppy; some transitions are sloppy. A parchment paper-thin conceit playing at being a feature-length movie.
Chris Sawin
July 20, 2012
Other than not knowing what's going on when the action gets heavy, "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is fairly outstanding. It's downright ridiculous at times and extremely outrageous to its core, but is unbelievably entertaining from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 20, 2012
The Great Emancipator becomes a pretty great decapitator in this ridiculous and entertaining but ultimately exhausting mashup of 19th century American history and 21st century pop trendiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 12, 2012
A lot better than I'd expected. In itself, that's not saying all that much since I was prepared for it to be pretty bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 7, 2012
...a missed opportunity that's rarely, if ever, as much fun as its title might've indicated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
July 6, 2012
After simply ignoring everything potentially funny and lively, Abraham Lincoln grinds down on its characters, turning them into empty vessels upon which to hang the action sequences.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 5, 2012
No, it's not entertainment; it's garbage.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
July 4, 2012
The acting, action and special effects are good enough, but the movie's two mismatched story halves just don't work together. It is like trying to paste the first half of 'Die Hard' onto the last half of '300.'
Full Review | Original Score: C
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
July 3, 2012
Lincoln a Bloody Alternate History Lesson
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Michael Dequina
July 2, 2012
If there's anything more radical and outrageous than the very title and concept, it's how focused and committed director Timur Bekmambetov and writer Seth Grahame-Smith are to its execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
July 2, 2012
The violence quickly becomes numbing, and Benjamin Walker plays Lincoln without the sense of irony needed to keep the historical and supernatural sides of the story consistently entertaining.
Todd Jorgenson
July 1, 2012
This not a biopic of Lincoln, so don't sweat the details.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
July 1, 2012
Intriguing title the most interesting thing about Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
July 1, 2012
Not preposterously grand, but worth a few unintended chuckles
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
June 29, 2012
Lacking cleverness and imagination, the film merely fuses Lincoln's and the Civil War's historical outlines with horror-, martial arts- and action-movie clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 29, 2012
while the fantastically warped nature of the premise would seem to promise bloody good fun, the film turns out to be a rather dreary, overly serious slog through the all-too-familiar elements of modern action and horror genres
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rich Heldenfels
Akron Beacon Journal
June 28, 2012
Some good effects, but takes its potentially amusing premise way too seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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