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Interview with the Vampire Reviews

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August 23, 2017
Director Neil Jordan has always had an affinity for underdogs, and he has created a film that can be viewed as empathetic to any oppressed group. Homosexuals may claim it as their emotional story
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
November 10, 2013
This Golden Razzie Award-winner for Worst Screen Couple arrives dead and unmoving. And, mortal sin for the genre, it is not scary or campy.
October 3, 2013
It's a glorified Jean Rollin vampire film that places sexual emphasis on blood sucking and vampirism...
November 1, 2011
...the movie's aggressively overlong running time often does threaten to negate its positive attributes...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2011
Entertaining but gruesomely gory vampire tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 19, 2010
Beautiful to look at and dripping with atmosphere
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 18, 2008
It's about seduction, and either you succumb to its inky entrapments or you resist. When its mojo was working, I was happy to be had.
October 2, 2008
...something for everyone: heterosexuality, homosexuality, eroticism, murder, mayhem, pedophilia, necrophilia, nudity, gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 24, 2008
Why would Tom Cruise be playing Lestat, a gaunt, suave European vampire with a taste for young men? Because a big movie star can do whatever he wants.
August 24, 2008
The leading performances, if acceptable, are not everything they needed to be to fully flesh out these elegant immortals.
August 24, 2008
Holds plenty of interest, even for those who find Anne Rice's gothic cult novels unreadable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2008
Jordan tries hard to inject some sort of Gothic sensibility into the film's early sequences, but it isn't until the third act, when the film enters the marvellously atmospheric world of the Thibtre des Vampires, that he really draws blood.
September 24, 2007
Jordan is a master of poetic, deceptive atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 3, 2007
Anne Rice was right the first time around when she criticized Tom Cruise's casting in public, and Brad Pitt is not great either but like every Jordan's film, this problematic adaptation has some merits such as child actress Dunst and some arresting images
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 23, 2006
Given that this is basically a Reader's Digest condensed version, the movie does a pretty good sweep job.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 9, 2006
The major problem lies with Rice's own script, which is dramatically repetitive and philosophically banal.
June 29, 2004
Tragically overproduced, with a glaring central miscast.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 11, 2004
A borderline effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 20, 2003
Interview with the Vampire promises a constantly surprising vampire story, and it keeps that promise.
May 20, 2003
It's an intensely dark tale -- the cinematography, the tone, the dialogue -- but for those who enjoy dark humor, Jordan has brilliantly inserted a few divine moments of comic relief.
| Original Score: 4/4
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