Dracula Untold Reviews

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October 16, 2014
[Evans] carries Untold by admirably fulfilling the two essential functions of a period-movie hero: to enunciate comic-book dialogue with Shakespearean authority and to look great with his shirt off.
October 13, 2014
By throwing out the traditional vampire conflict, Dracula Untold loses its intrinsic (and prurient) appeal without gaining anything valuable in the process.
October 10, 2014
Most of the time, I found myself feeling like I was waiting for a turn with the gaming controls.
October 10, 2014
If you can selectively ignore this litany of inanity, you may find some substantial earthy pleasures in "Dracula Untold."
October 10, 2014
The idea is to humanize one of the most fearful monsters in the Western crypt. But Dracula Untold goes way overboard, past domestication and into canonization.
October 9, 2014
A generic vampire tale in the Underworld vein that comes closer to the infamous Van Helsing than a memorable re-interpretation of a legendary monster.
October 9, 2014
The movie is the latest multiplex filler to co-opt a classic tale only to drown it in computer-generated murk. Even the title has the ring of something created by committee.
October 9, 2014
It's not so much untold as rewritten - if not by J.R.R. Tolkien than by some clever 12-year-old overstimulated by "The Lord of the Rings."
October 9, 2014
Whatever possessed the makers of Dracula Untold to think we'd be interested in a tragically unhip romance that backstories the infamous bloodsucker?
October 9, 2014
At times Dracula Untold flirts with dullness so much that it might as well just stick a stake in the heart of Bram Stoker's legacy.
October 9, 2014
This Vlad the Impaler has all the edge of Vlasic the pickle.
October 9, 2014
"Dracula Untold" feels longer than its 95-minute running time.
October 9, 2014
The weapons, Turkish helmets and Romanian interiors are all gorgeous. If only the rest of this "Lord of the Rings" wanna-be were at the same level.
October 9, 2014
This is yet another unnecessary updating of Dracula (this time for the millennial generation) shot through with some rather impressive CGI battle sequences and little else.
October 9, 2014
The film's problems aren't limited to liberal cadging from comic books. In fact, that's precisely what's best about the film, which occasionally boasts gorgeous visuals. But the movie doesn't know when to stop stealing.
October 9, 2014
Here we have a vampire movie that brings together elements from other more popular movies.
October 9, 2014
I don't want to oversell this film. But in an era in which we've seen a lot of failed attempts to reinvent classic fantasy tales as CGI-action spectacles, it feels remarkably assured.
October 9, 2014
Neither the Dracula we need nor the one we deserve.
October 9, 2014
It falls into that far-too-large category of studio offerings that aren't good enough to be noteworthy or terrible enough to be truly entertaining.
October 9, 2014
If this Dracula can kill hundreds of enemies by himself - and he can, and does, in several dull and protracted battle scenes - then where's the suspense? If he's become a monster for noble reasons, then where's the dark conflict?
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