Immortality (2000)

Immortality (2000)



Critic Consensus: Stylish, but emotionally uninvolving.

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This obscure British production by veteran Hong Kong director Po Chih Leong stars Jude Law and was released just before Law garnered acclaim for his role in The Talented Mr. Ripley. Law plays Stephen Griscz, a multi-talented mystery man with an intoxicating appeal to women. Though he is dashing and urbane, every woman he woos ends up dead. Griscz's trail of dead female bodies is being investigated by police inspector Healey (Timothy Spall). Anne Levela (Elina Lowensohn) is a strong-willed engineer who seems to be a match for Griscz. But Griscz is actually a vampire who can only be returned to human form when he finds the perfect woman. Anne appears to be that woman.
R (for strong violence and gore, language and sexuality)
Art House & International , Drama , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Jude Law
as Steven
Timothy Spall
as Insp. Healey
Kerry Fox
as Maria
Jack Davenport
as Sgt. Roche
Colin Salmon
as Martin
Hitler Wong
as Noodles
Rick Lamont
as Toll Bridge Attendant
Ashley Artus
as Gang Leader
Stuart Bowman
as Car Crash Mechanic
C.J. December
as Car Crash Mechanic
Nick Lamont
as Toll Bridge Attendant
Joseph O'Conor
as Mr. Nancorrow
Tom Wu
as Gang Member
Hon Ping Tang
as Gang Member
Antony Cotton
as Gang Member
Richard Mylan
as Gang Member
Carlton Headley
as Gang Member
Neran Persaud
as Gang Member
Julia Davies
as Girl in Operating Theater
Rupert Farley
as Priest
Diane Howse
as Mrs. Healey
Cliff Parisi
as Labourer
Vincent Keane
as Injured Workman
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Critic Reviews for Immortality

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5)

Inoffensively glib and innocuously arty.

December 31, 1999
Village Voice
Top Critic

The Wisdom of Crocodiles benefits from handsome production design (Andy Harris) and photography (Oliver Curtis).

December 31, 1999
Top Critic

A philosophical thriller that's no less intriguing for being murkily theological and ceaselessly artsy.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Raises the most profound issues about the difference between humans and animals, good and evil, truth and lies.

December 31, 1999
Top Critic enigmatic and mysterious that by the time the movie's over, you still aren't entirely sure what just happened.

Full Review… | August 1, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

A chic modern vampire tale.

Full Review… | October 2, 2001
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Immortality


Not bad. I was able to put my immense dislike of Jude Law on hold long enough to watch this, (mainly as I was interested to see Elina Lowensohn in something other than Nadja or the Hal Hartley movies). This movie seems a little on the long side, even though it actually isn't, and an interesting spin on vampires is stretched a little thin, but on the whole, I didn't mind it. Elina, as always, adds a quirky presence to this. She is definitely an underrated actress. Jude Law is pretty good too, and I don't generally say that, have not really liked him in anything since Gattaca. Fans of the genre might enjoy this, although it is not especially violent and isn't a great deal of sex in it, which is unusual for a movie of this type. It is more of an arthouse take.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Very bizarre and very cheap looking. It's a straight-to-video in every way, but it's really interesting for some reason. It's essentially Jude law running around seducing girls and being a vampire. I just honestly have no idea what was going on here with the plot, it seemed like they were trying to update Dracula but I can't be sure.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer


This was actually a bit of a surprise. I was expecting absolute crap, and got an actually half decent film. The acting was good, especially Jude, and the story was at least different from most films.

Ashton R.
Ashton R.

Super Reviewer

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