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The Little Vampire Reviews

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.
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.
January 1, 2000
Mildly entertaining but dramatically messy.
January 1, 2000
The film reminds us that Harry Potter isn't the whole story in children's literature, reversing the usual vampire movie cliches and advancing a few morals about tolerating differences.
January 1, 2000
There are some decent lessons about power and when to use it and when to give it up, about accepting rather than attacking those who are different and about dealing with fear.
January 1, 2000
It's stylish ... modestly surprising and cute. And when's the last time you could say that about a vampire movie?
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.
January 1, 2000
Even the good moments get sucked into the bizarre black holes of the story.
January 1, 2000
An odd little ghoul too cleaned up to survive, a bloodless vampire movie that's mostly lifeless as well.
January 1, 2000
Some things just don't translate ... not with Lipnicki attached, at any rate. Stick with the books.
January 1, 2000
A fun and warm children's fantasy.
January 1, 2000
It offers imagination and humor and a touch of goose bumps.
Read More | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
The results are predictable and only mildly entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
January 1, 2000
A nightmare of blandness.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 1, 2000
Cute and precocious in those little round specs, [Lipnicki] also grows grating, especially after 94 minutes of delivering the kind of jokes usually found on the bottom of a Dixie Cup.
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
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
January 1, 2000
Very funny in a way reminiscent of Babe: Pig in the City.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
There's a fair amount of material in The Little Vampire that younger kids might find quite disturbing.
January 1, 2000
A guaranteed crowd-pleaser for the whole family.
January 1, 2000
If you're expecting Haagen Dazs, prepare for ice milk instead. It's not a horrible film, but it's not a good one, either.