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Based on 31 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a mesmerizing spectacle. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Dafoe never reverts to campy, movie-monster gestures but seems liberated, consumed by his character, inspired to give a performance that's intuitive and otherworldly. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Feast upon a career-peak Willem Dafoe performance as a bat-eared fiend who is foul, funny, ferocious, forlorn and unforgettable. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A bit of a one-joke wonder. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Works on several playful levels. Most obviously, it is a horror movie in which life imitates art on a movie set. show more

  • 84
    Michael Atkinson Mr. Showbiz

    Might be the most original film of the year. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    "Willem Dafoe is Max Schreck." I put quotes around that because it's not just a line for a movie ad but the truth: He embodies the Schreck of "Nosferatu" so uncannily that when real scenes from the silent classic are slipped into the frame, we don't notice a difference. show more

  • 88
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    He's (Dafoe) the stuff bad dreams are made of. He's also the best movie vampire since Schreck's original. He deserves a bloody Oscar. show more

  • 88
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Paints a vivid and darkly humorous picture of a world where directors are all-powerful and vampires are real; whether you want to buy into either fantasy is up to you. I did, and had a grand old time. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    His (Dafoe's) re-creation of Schreck is an Oscar-level performance, but more than that, it's an unforgettable one: great, scary, horrifically funny. show more

  • October 29, 2012 lpinto321
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    I greatly love this movie\'s protral of a vampire. Why is it not on the telly this year or last. Knology even does not have this creepy, scary, funny, perfect vampire movie

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