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Interview with the Vampire Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 22, 2002
As a vampire picture -- pure and simple -- it's in a class by itself in both scope and stylishness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
August 16, 2002
A fabulous adaptation of the Anne Rice novel and one of the best modern vampire films. In a genre dominated by trash, this is a rare gem.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dragan Antulov
August 5, 2002
A well-made yet failed film that could give real pleasure only to those who prefer form over content.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
August 2, 2002
Filled with a great cast and a very talented director, Interview with a Vampire is a great film
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
A night stalker yearns to maintain his human emotions of love, grief and guilt.
Stephen Farber
January 9, 2002
The movie may well make money, but no matter how many zillions it grosses, Tom Cruise will forever after be something of a joke.

November 12, 2001
What everyone missed, while hanging on to Tom's every "mon Dieu," was Jordan's ability to turn a novel with a flaccid film premise into something worth watching.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
For all its visionary brilliance, the movie version of Interview never lets us close enough to see ourselves in Louis. We're dazzled but unmoved.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
When Interview with the Vampire works, it's as compelling and engrossing a piece of entertainment as is available on film today. When it falters, the weaknesses seem magnified.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
My complaint about the film is that not very much happens, in the plot sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The movie's energy starts to drain like blood from a vampire's victim. You'll feel that ebb, sooner or later, as you begin to glance regularly at your watch.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Passionately anticipated and much ballyhooed, the film, alas, is little more than a foppish, fang de siecle costume drama. Its pulse barely registers.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
The film is all mood, but little drama.
| Original Score: 68/100
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A very satisfying film, and surely the first in a long franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
I got bored silly and totally disgusted.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Whatever one's preconceived notions might have been about Cruise as Lestat, he is very powerful in the role and literally takes charge every time he's on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
While vampire stories tend to be either scary or campy, Interview somehow manages to be neither...
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Free Press
January 1, 2000
Outfitted in prosthetic fangs, translucent white makeup and a long, frizzy wig that makes him look like Tiny Tim, Cruise brings tremendous exuberance -- if not a lot of insight or nuance -- to the role of the vampire.
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Cruise will surprise Anne Rice fans as he did the author herself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
Positively gorgeous, and extremely hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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