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Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Reviews

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April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 6, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 4, 2010
Weitz's screenplay (with Brian Helgeland) contains liberal splashes of humour, but in the end the film lacks an emotional hook, perhaps thanks to the lacklustre performances of the young leads.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 6, 2010
Promises more depth and substance than it delivers, leaving all the fireworks of the visuals to drive the film's appeal
December 17, 2009
Reilly's Crepsley makes both the afterlife and any sequels to come equally appealing prospects.
November 19, 2009
The funny bits are amusing, the action entertaining, the themes simple, the promise of future tales tantalizing, and the overall feel of the movie is more charming than epic or scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2009
...a watchable (yet undeniably forgettable) endeavor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 7, 2009
...not the pandering exploitation film you might expect. It's not all pentup sexuality, ripened teen flesh and brooding ashen untouchable boys.
Full Review | Original Score: 88/100
November 2, 2009
Older moviegoers who can recall the spate of like-minded horror flicks from the 1980s will find much to appreciate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 30, 2009
A fun, energetic adventure with plenty of inoffensive ghoulish touches that should please kid and adult horror buffs alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 30, 2009
To some extent, then, Paul Weitz's film is parasitically preying on an established trend, but it also has some fresh blood of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2009
Infinitely more inventive than the sweetly romantic Twilight.
October 29, 2009
Harry Potter this ain't. But it's fun all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 29, 2009
...an entertaining and engaging entry in the vampire sweepstakes. If it's not A positive, it's certainly worth a B.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 24, 2009
John C. Reilly excels in a role I thought couldn't possibly be appropriate for him. It's a nice change of pace for this fine actor.
October 23, 2009
It has promise, but I certainly don't care if they never complete the series as movies.
October 23, 2009
Between this and having to sit through New Moon, I'll take the freaks every time.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 23, 2009
The Vampire's Assistant beats the pants off of Twilight as a cool teenage vampire movie, and I consider that to be totally awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 23, 2009
It's tween/teen-lit for boys, delivered with a wink, and some remarkably light humour, considering the morbid plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 23, 2009
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant is worth seeing once for the kid in everyone... and the actual kids will probably think it's twice as nice.
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