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  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Bram Stoker's Dracula is a lovingly made, gorgeously realized, meticulously crafted failure. It has big names, a big budget, big sets, a big, thundering score and even big hair. But it doesn't do it. It doesn't excite or fascinate but just lies there on the screen. [13 Nov 1992, p. C1] show more

  • 88
    TV Guide

    Francis Ford Coppola's lavish version of Bram Stoker's classic novel is a visual cornucopia, overstuffed with images of both beauty and grotesque horror. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Oldman and Ryder and Hopkins pant with eagerness. The movie is an exercise in feverish excess, and for that if for little else, I enjoyed it. show more

  • 75
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula, is decadent, overpoweringly erotic campiness coupled with soft-core pornography - blood, breasts, buttocks and big teeth. It's daring and those with a taste for the sexily sanguine will find it delightful. But it's not for the prudish. [13 Nov 1992, p.C1] show more

  • 63
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    Coppola has raised the stakes, promising the definitive version of the vampire story. What he has created, however, is fresh and original yet boring, an exercise more in art direction than storytelling. [13 Nov 1992, p. C] show more

  • 40
    Empire

    There was so much potential, yet when it came down to it, Coppola made his Dracula too old to be menacing, gave Keanu Reeves a part and took out all the action. So all we're left with is an overly long bloated adaptation, instead of what might have been a gothic masterpiece. show more

  • 78
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Interestingly, Coppola has eschewed state-of-the-art special effects in favor of a panoply of archaic film-school tricks -- reversing the film, multiple exposures, playing with the shutter speed -- that give his Dracula a stylized, almost hyper-real clarity and a wonderfully singular weirdness. show more

  • 100
    William Arnold Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Indeed, it is a uniquely dreamlike, lushly romantic, highly erotic and prototypically Coppolaesque version of the story - a movie that does for the vampire genre what "The Godfather" did for the gangster saga, and what "Apocalypse Now" did for the war movie: raises it to the level of grand opera. [13 Nov 1992, p.5] show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The director has dressed up a classic tale in mesmerizing visual overkill without coming close to its dark heart. [13 Nov 1992, p. 56] show more

  • 70
    Vincent Canby The New York Times

    Dracula has the nervy enthusiasm of the work of a precocious film student who has magically acquired a master's command of his craft. It's surprising, entertaining and always just a little too much. show more

  • March 04, 2011 claudette
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    Buy this one, for high romanticism and sexuality. What woman isn't transfixed by a man hung between death and life who can change in to bats, rats and fly away with you. Oldman is transfomed into young Count Dracul to stalk Winona. He seeths eccentricity and sexiness with the wig and top hat. Made Keanu seem like Navy beans as her husband. Go with the dangerous guy Winona!. Cinematography, directing, beautiful and over the top, makes Anthony Hopkins seem dashing. I nearly, well I did cry during the getaway with the horses, breathtaking and the "Redemption" scene at the end. Lets get a sequel on this one. Loved Cary Elwes too in this one. (Hot Tamale!) and I'm 65. Great ensemble cast..

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