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Interview with the Vampire Reviews

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
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.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 3, 2013
It's a glorified Jean Rollin vampire film that places sexual emphasis on blood sucking and vampirism...
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
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
Hollis Griffin
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Entertaining but gruesomely gory vampire tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 19, 2010
Beautiful to look at and dripping with atmosphere
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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David Ansen
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.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 2, 2008
...something for everyone: heterosexuality, homosexuality, eroticism, murder, mayhem, pedophilia, necrophilia, nudity, gore.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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.
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Todd McCarthy
August 24, 2008
The leading performances, if acceptable, are not everything they needed to be to fully flesh out these elegant immortals.

TV Guide
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.
Rob Gonsalves
September 24, 2007
Jordan is a master of poetic, deceptive atmosphere.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
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+
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The major problem lies with Rice's own script, which is dramatically repetitive and philosophically banal.
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 29, 2004
Tragically overproduced, with a glaring central miscast.
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
January 11, 2004
A borderline effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Interview with the Vampire promises a constantly surprising vampire story, and it keeps that promise.
Monica Hayde
Palo Alto Weekly
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
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 21, 2002
Not what it could have been, but memorably moody
| Original Score: 3/5
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