Queen of the Damned Reviews

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.
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 14, 2007
The film is vampire roadkill.
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February 9, 2006
Rice's complex, sprawling novel is rendered virtually incomprehensible by a combination of lacklustre direction, risible dialogue and shoddy effects.
January 21, 2003
Screenwriters Scott Abbott and Michael Petroni have turned Rice's complex Akasha into a cartoon monster.
July 20, 2002
Queen of the Damned leaves us puzzled as to why the term 'damned' applies at all, when vampirism is depicted as so cool, fashion-savvy and glamorous.
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March 13, 2002
The performances are so leaden, Michael Rymer's direction is so bloodless and the dialogue is so corny that the audience laughs out loud.
March 4, 2002
... too gory to be a comedy and too silly to be an effective horror film.
February 26, 2002
Aaliyah fans, as well as fans of charisma, sex, and violence, will be sorely disappointed.
February 26, 2002
Rymer doesn't trust laughs -- and doesn't conjure proper respect for followers of the whole dead-undead genre, who deserve more from a vampire pic than a few shrieky special effects.