Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Reviews

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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.
June 24, 2012
The movie plays safe by cutting every theme down the middle - a swing that's effective when splitting wood or vampire skulls, but dull when applied to filmmaking.
June 22, 2012
Of course it's ridiculous and tasteless and grotesque. It's ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER.
June 22, 2012
The disconnect between intention and final product is a head scratcher.
June 22, 2012
Bekmambetov doesn't expect us to take the premise seriously, exactly. But he doesn't seem to want us to laugh at it, either.
June 22, 2012
Bekmambetov ... stages hilarious, imaginative, almost free-form action sequences like nobody in the business.
June 22, 2012
A B movie treated like an A movie that mostly ends up being a zzzzzzzzzz movie.
June 22, 2012
This film should be campy fun, but in Bekmambetov's unsteady hands, it feels laboured and unsatisfying.
June 22, 2012
The trouble with the so-called high-concept film is that too often the concept is the best thing about it and the actual movie essentially a series of rather rote, progressively more tiresome variations on its premise.
June 22, 2012
Not just a letdown but an absolute disaster.
June 22, 2012
What next, "George Washington Werewolf"? Laugh not, history profs.
June 22, 2012
Don't let the stupid title dissuade you from seeing "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter." Let the stupid plot, the stupid history, the stupid action scenes, the stupid trivializing of slavery . . .
June 22, 2012
For the most part Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is loud, fast and crunchy - and I suspect it's going to slay audiences at the box office.
June 22, 2012
Both terribly silly and a lot of fun.
June 21, 2012
Walker is a tall, lean guy with a big hat who can swing an ax. What else can be said?
June 21, 2012
Despite its factual dismemberment of the movie's namesake, Hunter bristles as summer action fodder. Honest.
June 21, 2012
Someone forgot to tell the filmmakers ... that the movie was supposed to be fun. Or at least smart.
June 21, 2012
Given the subject matter, an exercise in delicacy and restraint was unlikely, but it's too bad that the film's concept is way more entertaining than what has ended up on-screen.
June 21, 2012
"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is such a smashing title it's too bad someone had to spoil things by making a movie to go with it.
June 21, 2012
To say that it's an exercise in style over substance is perhaps an overstatement, in that it suggests there's any substance here at all.
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