Interview with the Vampire - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Interview with the Vampire Reviews

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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.
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
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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.
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
The film is all mood, but little drama.
| Original Score: 68/100
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
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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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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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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.
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
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
November 24, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
June 29, 2004
Tragically overproduced, with a glaring central miscast.
| Original Score: 1/5
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.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
I got bored silly and totally disgusted.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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.
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.
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.
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
Positively gorgeous, and extremely hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Michael Dequina
January 11, 2004
A borderline effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

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.
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Entertainment Weekly
November 11, 1994
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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