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Kiss Of The Damned Reviews

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
September 8, 2014
We need our storytellers to do more than draw painfully obvious parallels between drinking blood and making love.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 12, 2014
Writer-director Xan Cassavetes is trying to go beyond the usual boundaries of the vampire genre. She doesn't quite succeed, but at least she tries.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews
November 13, 2013
The screenplay is cliched and simplistic melodrama that drags even if the images and some of the operatic music quotes are lush.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 8, 2013
Though high-brow, erotic and smart, the retro vampire pic lays an egg because its mostly foreign cast screws up the mood piece with uniformly wooden performances.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Todd Gilchrist
June 12, 2013
a significantly more mature - and sexy - take on vampire romance, approaching its subject with sophistication and sensuality even as it indulges in gore and terror that's as metaphorical as it is visceral.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
May 14, 2013
Manages to add a new wrinkle to one of cinema's oldest and hoariest genres.
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Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
May 9, 2013
"Kiss of the Damned" is rather a hoot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 9, 2013
An ambitious, if deeply flawed, vampire love story ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Staci Layne Wilson
May 5, 2013
Just about any episode of True Blood is sexier, more entertaining and thought-provoking than Kiss of the Damned.
Nathan Southern
TV Guide
May 3, 2013
A rare treat, especially for those who like to see grindhouse-oriented subject matter done with intelligence and substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
May 3, 2013
Bloody awful.
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
May 3, 2013
The pleasure of the film doesn't lie in the plot; it's all about the sultry, horror-tinged mood that Cassavetes manufactures.
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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times
May 3, 2013
The confident, female-driven sensuality of "Kiss of the Damned" anchors this handsome nonsense.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
May 3, 2013
Cassavetes can film an erotic encounter worthy of the 1970s and the golden age of sex scenes, and that is no small compliment these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
May 2, 2013
"Kiss of the Damned" tries to give the vampire movie something it most definitely does not need: class.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
May 2, 2013
an evocative experience that's high on mood and short on shivers
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 2, 2013
'Kiss of the Damned' does not advance confidently enough in the direction of its nightmares to rise above the fanged pack.
Brian Orndorf
May 2, 2013
More of a macabre snapshot than a cohesive picture, capturing a specific throb of sexuality that helps to ignore frustratingly slack storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Noel Murray
AV Club
May 2, 2013
What distinguishes Kiss Of The Damned is its look, which combines the garish gore and muted tones of '70s Euro-horror with the subtle glow of modern moviemaking; and its sound design, which frequently mixes in a hellish throb.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
May 1, 2013
Just what we need-another sophomoric, oversexed vampire movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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