Bram Stoker's Dracula Reviews
The only thing that could possibly hold the movie back is Keanu Reeves's atrocious British accent.
Aside from this unfortunate omission it generally pays faithful homage to the original book. From Jonathon Harker's reason for visit Castle Dracula, his internment, including the graphic eroticism of the 3 sisters (Which outraged the morals of the Victorian polite society when it was published), Renfield's confinement eating flies in a sanatorium, the attacks, the attempt to cure by blood transfusion, the final ending of Lucy in the crypt and the final chase back to Transylvania. They are all original Stoker inventions. A few minor alterations exist, but it is largely all Stoker.
The book is a renowned classic. There is no reason why a film made using a quality cast should fail. It does not fail.
Sadie Frost's debut is outstanding. Terriific performances all round.
Benefiting from Gary Oldman's creepy performance, as well as a tight script, Francis Ford Coppola's take on the classic monster is finely polished and truly frightening.