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The Fearless Vampire Killers Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
November 26, 2015
Lustrous caricature of Hammer frights
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 19, 2009
Ferdy Mayne is the menacing Dracula, and Sharon Tate, lady in question, looks particularly nice in her bath.

TV Guide
October 19, 2009
Shot in the Italian Alps, the cinematography is striking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
October 19, 2009
Funny and scary, this is vintage Polanski.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 19, 2009
The film amiably runs through all the standbys associated with vampire movies, putting a personal and goofy spin on most of them.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 18, 2009
Nobody laughed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 9, 2007
Infectiously silly vampire farce that's a lot more elegant than it had to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Tom Milne
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Messy vampire spoof-cum-homage to Hammer, which doesn't really come off on either count.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 14, 2005
Has its few garlicky moments of delight.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
He was evidently only trying to make fun of horror films, forgetting that horror films, played straight, are now more often funny -- unconsciously to -- than horrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 15, 2005
Early Polanski is a treat.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
December 16, 2004
An elaborate letdown.
| Original Score: D
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 1, 2004
Polanski rarely indulged in his taste for overwrought slapstick, but here it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 23, 2004
Really not as bad as the title; it IS Polanski
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Anderson
eye WEEKLY
April 9, 2004
Sporadically inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 17, 2004
Macabre, jet-black comedy with Polanski's unique sensibility in evidence in abundance.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 29, 2003
Alternando momentos de humor com outros mais tensos, esta paródia das produções da Hammer conta com ótima direção de arte, excepcional trilha sonora de Komeda, a beleza de Tate, o assustador vampiro de Mayne e direção surpreendente de Polanski.
| Original Score: 4/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
Benefiting from Polanski's skewed vision, the film takes on a quality of comic weirdness rarely present in Hammer's contemporary output.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
November 5, 2002
A moon-drenched eastern European fairy tale perfectly rendered onto film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jake Euker
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
redeemed by the movie's macabre silliness and folkloric atmosphere
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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