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David Oppedisano
Radio Times
October 6, 2013
A singular masterwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Chris Peachment
Time Out
January 26, 2006
With the help of Rudolph Maté's luminous photography, Dreyer creates a film of great beauty.
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
November 1, 2004
Vampyr plays upon many archetypal fears of modern horror (science, doctors, disease, women, insanity, premature burial), but its power lies in its disorienting visual effects.
Fernando F. Croce
October 26, 2014
Dreyer's sublimely arcane hallucination
Anton Bitel
August 19, 2008
In a triumph of the irrational, Dreyer's eerie memento mori never allows either protagonist or viewer fully to wake up from its surreal nightmare.
Matthew Sorrento
Film Threat
August 26, 2008
Vampyr plays like a musty old photo that wakes to jolting life.
| Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 28, 2008
Tremendously eerie, even more than 75 years later.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 19, 2007
If you've never seen a Carl Dreyer film and wonder why many critics, myself included, regard him as possibly the greatest of all filmmakers, this chilling horror fantasy is the perfect place to begin to understand.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 1, 2000
It's a masterpiece that gives me the chills.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
July 4, 2007
Penetrates deep into the psyche to carry out its menacing, ethereal lurk.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Christopher Null
July 30, 2008
remarkable for the way that it explored the occult some 76 years ago.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 13, 2004
Sublimely creepy, and a surrealist surprise from this usually ascetic director.
| Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 26, 2001
This psychological horror tale, one of the first of its kind, is both unique and beautifully luminous.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Axmaker
July 22, 2008
An early sound film shot with a distinctive and evocative silent film aesthetic, Vampyr is a horror movie as tone poem.
Jeremy Heilman
July 23, 2009
Vampyr might not be much of a vampire movie, but it's one hell of a horror movie. It creates a sense of unease that few films can compete with, casting viewers into a realm where meanings are elusive and terror lies in every shadow.
Full Review | Original Score: 92/100
Top Critic
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
August 28, 2008
Vampyr is Dreyer's most radical film -- maybe one of my dozen favorite movies by any director.
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
January 23, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Phil Hall
September 7, 2001
Dreyer's stunning vampire classic.
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
January 1, 2000
Haunting and beautiful, Dreyer's horror film is both essential viewing for vampire buffs and one of the most inscrutable yet rewarding experiences in movie history.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 24, 2004
Carl Dreyer's horror film is one of the most perfect examples of German Stimmung--mood--in the cinema.
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