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The Little Vampire Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Dark movie may frighten some kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
October 21, 2009
Vampire cows provide comic relief and many of the scares in this respectfully dark yet optimistic story about a lonely child who befriends a vampire.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 24, 2006
The Little Vampire is hardly a children's classic, and it will doubtlessly be more at home after it hits the video shelves.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Much of the film's success is down to the costume design, the novel SFX and the mildly foreboding atmosphere of the mist enshrouded Scottish countryside.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 27, 2005
It's an occupational hazard that you actually have to try to think about movies like this, which just get weirder and weirder the more you consider them.
| Original Score: B
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Lipnicki has learned how to make cute faces, but his delivery is formulaic and without emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Hawkes
Sight and Sound
December 3, 2002
Evocative of Tim Burton's work, the Scottish locations appear as a kind of ghoulish theme park full of ancient stately homes and mouldering, curse-ridden crypts.
Sam Chambers
October 30, 2002
Excellent stuff -- it won't just be kids that love this film!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
A sprightly romp, funny, full of life lessons, and scary.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
A surprisingly enjoyable kid's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
The characters are engaging and so is the story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Not often does a family film come along that is literate, clever, mischievous and just plain fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Bram Stoker, F.W. Muranu, and Bela Lugosi would turn over in their graves if they found out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The costumes are neat, the photography is great -- all the pieces are on hand, but they don't fit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lizo Mzimba
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
It's refreshing to see a kids' film taking on such sinister subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gemma Files
January 1, 2000
Some things just don't translate ... not with Lipnicki attached, at any rate. Stick with the books.
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Ernest Hardy
January 1, 2000
For adults, the film will drag in spots, but it's filled with all those values you hope to instill in your children.
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
A surprisingly enjoyable film that its young target audience will love, while their parents will find it quite tolerable indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: B

E! Online
January 1, 2000
This chomper is too kid-comedy-ish to cater to adults and a tad too scary for the little ones.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Several children in the audience at the screening I attended were visibly upset.
| Original Score: 2/5
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