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Bram Stoker's Dracula Reviews

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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
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

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.

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
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
Scott Weinberg
April 3, 2005
Suffers from several severe cases of miscasting, but there's still some good gothic gravy to be found.
| Original Score: 3/5
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
January 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 29, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 2, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 12, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 24, 2003
Overproduced, overdirected, overheated, but eye-catching.
| Original Score: 3/5
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