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  • 60
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Charming at times but surprisingly cheap-feeling given the cast Heckerling has assembled. show more

  • 88
    Andrew Schenker Slant Magazine

    A sense of anachronism is what provides the film with its melancholy heart. show more

  • 40
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    Vamps is commendable, even moving, as a raw-nerve confession of anachronism - but it's also what keeps this strained satire from drawing any real blood. show more

  • 83
    Eric Kohn indieWIRE

    A surprisingly enjoyable tongue-in-cheek New York comedy from "Clueless" director Amy Heckerling, Vamps teeters on the brink of not quite working and yet still routinely lands its laughs. show more

  • 70
    Variety

    Heckerling always manages to get her finger firmly on the pulse of the contemporary moment, and while her club-hopping heroines may be undead, they serve as adorable metaphors for what the filmmaker sees as a zombified moment in cultural history. show more

  • 60
    Los Angeles Times

    Make no mistake, Vamps is mostly a misfire, but Heckerling still shows enough flashes of wit and wisdom that she remains hard to entirely dismiss. Don't bury that coffin just yet. show more

  • 50
    Melissa Anderson Village Voice

    Reteaming with Silverstone, the alpha matchmaker of "Clueless," for Vamps, Heckerling uses the actress as the mouthpiece for her complaints about how dumb everyone is today. The writer-director's nostalgia feeds the laziest type of cultural critique: never piercing, just grumpy. show more

  • 40
    Rachel Saltz The New York Times

    Aging is probably the real theme here, but it's approached sidelong and has no punch. Still, only the nostalgia has any real conviction. show more

  • 67
    Scott Tobias The A.V. Club

    Heckerling also struggles woefully with special effects, but even then, she's capable of pulling off a beautiful sequence where Silverstone remembers a specific city block as it's evolved through the ages. Her shambling little comedy never finds a consistent groove, but it's eager to please, and has the ancient gags to do it. show more

  • February 20, 2013 eminemwithbs3
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    my kind of vampire film

  • November 03, 2012 headmaster24
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    Super fun movie!! Krysten Ritter, Alicia Silverstone and Sigourney Weaver were awesome!! So were Justin Kirk and Richard Lewis. This movie should be playing everywhere!! It was exact;y what I wanted out of it-even funnier and smarter. Amy Heckerling can be proud to add \'Vamps\' to her llist of films like \"Clueless\", \"fast Times At Ridgemont High\" and \"Look Who\'s Talking\". She needs to do more movies but i think Hollywood is sexist and ageist

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