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Queen of the Damned Reviews

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October 16, 2017
The result is a film that's as camp as Butlins but nowhere near as much fun and full of awful performances and silly dialogue
February 8, 2014
It's mainly an excuse for director Michael Rymer to unleash his arsenal of flashy, MTV-type visuals and Moulin Rouge costume designer Angus Strathie to play dress-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
September 26, 2012
It's difficult to make a truly boring vampire picture, but the folks behind this draggy adaptation of Anne Rice's bestsellers The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned have done just that.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 20, 2009
Michael Rymer stages high-tech sequences combining gore, romance, and gothy music, and he has enough conviction to make what could have been very silly strangely provocative.
April 29, 2009
Aaliyah is gorgeous, but that doesn't save the film's tedious pacing, and cheesy atmosphere in the end.
September 15, 2008
It isn't great entertainment or camp, but pic sets its ambitions so low, it can't help partially delivering on them.
August 7, 2008
Aaliyah makes a brief but memorable posthumous appearance about an hour into the nearly incoherent proceedings, which are riddled with unintentional guffaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 22, 2007
Whatever life there is to the movie is what [Aaliyah] brings to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 14, 2007
The film is vampire roadkill.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
December 30, 2006
Perhaps the sole reason to see this film is to pay final tribute to Aaliyah. Too bad it isn't a better movie.
December 30, 2006
Wishy-washy and hampered by cliche, sitting through this is like enduring a vampire life: it's one long wait for the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 20, 2006
Overall this horror picture, based on Rice's novel, is no good, but lead stuart Townsend gives a far more compelling (and properly campy) performance than Tom Cruise did as Lestat in the high-profile companion piece, Interview With the Vampire.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
Rice's complex, sprawling novel is rendered virtually incomprehensible by a combination of lacklustre direction, risible dialogue and shoddy effects.
December 6, 2005
Queen of the Damned is not a good film, but it's definitely a watchable one.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 6, 2005
Tom Cruise had the good sense to stay away from reprising his role of Lestat in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 15, 2004
Aaliyah steals the show as a villainous vampiric vixen in an otherwise ludicrous waste of a story.
| Original Score: 3.5/10
January 7, 2004
This film should have stayed in its coffin and never seen the light of day.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 30, 2003
...the film's disjointed narrative makes it near impossible to ever become completely engrossed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 20, 2003
Anne Rice goes heavy metal in Hollywood's latest installment of bloodsucker cinema.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
May 13, 2003
For a horror film that is supposed to have thrills and lots of gore, one is left feeling they went to see a comedy for all the nonsense there is.
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