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Bram Stoker's Dracula Reviews

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Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot
July 16, 2016
What we're left with is a gorgeous, but tedious adaptation of the classic tale that feels confused about its own identity, leaping this way and that, while at other times just meandering about.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 10, 2015
Coppola's stunning adaptation of the classic vampire novel is a movie lover's dream, as the director elected to rely on old-school cinematic techniques (albeit executed with modern-day aplomb) to punch across his bold and bloody interpretation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
November 7, 2013
It's shame to see such a mess made of a project with such a capable cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 1, 2011
A feast for the senses that fails to satisfy the heart, libido or mind.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Bloody, sexy, scary Dracula for mature teens only!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
October 20, 2009
This luscious film restores the creature's nobility and gives him peace.
July 22, 2009
Salomé goes to Transylvania
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Brian Holcomb
May 2, 2008
Fighting against pop culture expectations and a century of vampire cliché, Coppola's approach is unique. Like it or not, no one had ever seen a "Dracula" quite like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jay Antani
October 14, 2007
misguided and ludicrous
| Original Score: 2/5

September 26, 2007
Unashamedly epic, but it's the details which make the film, particularly vampire-killing Anthony Hopkins and Tom Waits as insect-gobbling Renfield.
Tom Hibbert
Empire Magazine
September 26, 2007
Has a film ever promised so much yet delivered so little?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide
September 26, 2007
Francis Ford Coppola's lavish version of Bram Stoker's classic novel is a visual cornucopia, overstuffed with images of both beauty and grotesque horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Todd McCarthy
September 26, 2007
Overall, this Dracula could have been less heavy and more deliciously evil than it is, but it does offer a sumptuous engorgement of the senses.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 26, 2007
A somewhat dispersed and overcrowded story line that remains fascinating and often affecting thanks to all its visual and conceptual energy.
Rob Gonsalves
July 30, 2007
Coppola never stops putting on his own showboat performance. His Dracula isn't like anything else around.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 27, 2007
When Dracula Met Sally...
| Original Score: 2/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
July 1, 2006
I was still thoroughly impressed with Coppola's style, his exciting camerawork and the great effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Emanuel Levy
May 5, 2006
Stressing the erotic aspets of Stoker's book with graphic depictions of sexual fantasies and nightmares, the story line and characters sometimes get lost, but the sumptuously mounted film is always a visual treat for the eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
This lack of a convincing central dynamic leads to the occasional sense that the film is little more than a spectacular edifice, but you'll be too spellbound to resist seduction.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
June 10, 2005
Overblown, but entertaining.
| Original Score: 3/5
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