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Based on 16 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The Lost Boys is a horror movie that's funny without making fun of itself and scary without trying to make you sick. [31 Jul 1987, p.86] show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Director Joel Schumacher, whose pastel color schemes vitalized St. Elmo's Fire, gives this a sensual, at times even erotic, sheen. And a few subplot issues - single motherhood, runaway kids, midlife dating - hint that at least someone involved with this project intended to go after bigger game. [31 Jul 1987, p.4D] show more

  • 20
    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    Maybe the worst part (there's so much to choose from) is the sight of a good actor like Edward Herrmann parading around looking like a demented quarterback, the shoulders of his suit jacket grotesquely padded. Mr. Schumacher has dressed the adorable Corey Haim in even weirder getups, jackets with pastel stripes and little outfits that resemble dresses. The vampires aren't nearly as creepy as those clothes. [6 Aug 1987, p.1] show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    The Lost Boys is schlock, but it's juicy schlock. [31 Jul 1987, p.34] show more

  • 75
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The Lost Boys mixes comedy and horror with a dexterity that augments each. Dracula and Peter Pan were antipodal products of the same society: bringing them together has resulted in a marriage that would make Bram Stoker snicker and J.M. Barrie bawl. [1 Aug 1987, p.C5] show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There's some good stuff in the movie, including a cast that's good right down the line and a willingness to have some fun with teenage culture in the Mass Murder Capital. But when everything is all over, there's nothing to leave the theater with - no real horrors, no real dread, no real imagination - just technique at the service of formula. show more

  • 63
    TV Guide

    Part horror, part comedy, THE LOST BOYS is a vampire thriller that brings some interesting twists to the genre, but is nearly defeated by director Joel Schumacher's heavy-handed efforts to bring an MTV-like sensibility to the traditionally gothic material. Despite its flaws, however, the film is an interesting addition to vampire cinema. show more

  • 50
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    Schumacher's work in The Lost Boys consists of turning undertones into overtones--of taking the latent, the implied and the mysterious, and turning them into the loud and the obvious. He takes a story and turns it into a bunch of scenes, each of which contains its own payoff and none of which seems to draw on what has come before. And in these days of concept films, a story is a terrible thing to waste. [31 Jul 1987, p.D] show more

  • 80

    The Lost Boys remains a supremely watchable example of something the '80s did right. show more

  • 80
    The New York Times

    The Lost Boys is to horror movies what ''Late Night With David Letterman'' is to television; it laughs at the form it embraces, adds a rock-and-roll soundtrack and, if you share its serious-satiric attitude, manages to be very funny. show more

  • March 13, 2011 RUBYMDIAMOND
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    we love this movie ...its one of our favorites. we have had 2 the Coreys. They were an awsome team!!!! I still like Cory Feldman ******* just not the same without Cory Haim...a one of a kind gift...aren't friends awsomes......

  • August 11, 2009 KristyandJay
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    Great movie would recommend it to everyone. It might be made in the 80's but was such a great movies

  • February 07, 2009 vampireluvr1995
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    i wanna see it!

  • August 14, 2008 Angel041595
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    oh my gosh i love this movie it is my second favorite movie my first is the outsiders.but i love this movie and the two corys they rock.its really funny two i wich i could hang with the frog brothers,sam and kick vampire butt you know.its just such an awsome movie!!!!!!!

  • July 23, 2008 kittie123toga
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    it was the best movie i saw even if its rated "r" it was still awsome.i loved the kid who got turned into a vampire>

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