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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Reviews

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 4, 2013
If you thought the American Civil War was about ending slavery, you're in for a rude surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ben Kendrick
September 27, 2012
As a tongue-in-cheek action mashup, Grahame-Smith and Bekmambetov have, for the most part, delivered an entertaining (albeit campy) historical retelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
A rancid hot pot of over-caffeinated action, choppy editing, self-importance and retarded scripting, Lincoln is the worst blockbuster in recent memory...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jonathan Lack
We Got This Covered
September 14, 2012
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter doesn't even come close to living up to the fun, silly nature of its premise. The film is a dull, humorless, ugly-looking slog.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Jeff Beck
September 14, 2012
What you get with "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is an interesting concept that has a number of structural problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Justin Craig
September 10, 2012
With the most preposterous of plots, one would expect "Lincoln" to be funny, but it's not. It takes itself as seriously as a disease, and therein lies the biggest problem with this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
June 21, 2012
This movie is even sillier than I thought it would be. You talk about shark-jumping, fridge-nuking. I have a new one for you, horse leaping! Once that happens, that's when it goes off the rails and begins it's descent into Movie Hell
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kristian Harloff
Schmoes Know
June 21, 2012
This movie just made Steven Spielberg's life easier because his Lincoln biopic coming out in December wil definitely be the better of these two films. This could have been fun, it never settles in what it wants to be and ultimately fails.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
June 22, 2012
It's rather a shame that yawning voids occupy the places where we usually expect to find characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
August 3, 2012
Uses cues from the life of the former US President and builds an unwieldy supernatural story on top of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
June 21, 2012
The problem with movies based on a single joke is that a single joke is rarely funny enough to sustain the running time of a feature-length film. And with "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," the whole joke is in the title.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Patches
June 22, 2012
The execution is neither serious or jokey enough to make the movie palatable - a near impossible result for a movie with that title.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
June 21, 2012
Walker's face is soft, bland, unremarkable. His acting, likewise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kate Erbland
Boxoffice Magazine
June 21, 2012
It's not nearly as snappy or campy as it should be-though its self-seriousness is its own kind of entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 26, 2012
There are moments in this mound of historic mash, where you rub your peepers until they look like glacÚ cherries.
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
Grae Drake
June 22, 2012
It relies solely on the gimmick that it's funny to have an ex-President using a silver-coated axe to fight mythical creatures. There's nothing else there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
June 20, 2012
The appallingly self-serious Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is stylised to death and lacks the subversion needed to support its inspired premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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.
Simon Miraudo
July 30, 2012
Sounds like it was pitched at the tail-end of a particularly cynical, three-day, coke-fuelled marketing strategy session in between Transformers with Boobs and The Voice: The Movie...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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