Bram Stoker's Dracula
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Fresh: Fighting against pop culture expectations and a century of vampire clich, Coppola's approach is unique. Like it or not, no one had ever seen a "Dracula" quite like this.
- Brian Holcomb, CinemaBlend.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Rotten: In Bram Stoker's Dracula, director Francis Ford Coppola wins endless vam-Pyrrhic victories but loses the narrative war.
- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000
Fresh: It is Coppola's most lavish and, certainly, his most flamboyant film; never before has he allowed himself this kind of mad experimentation.
- Hal Hinson, Washington Post, Saturday, January 1, 2000
The effects at times were good, at other times too strange. They do move along quickly to pack a lot of the novel's story into the run time. Still, the movie feels too long toward the end. These Dracula movies just can't win. Wow, Oldman does go through so many amazing makeup transformations: old and shriveled, young and seductive, raging warrior in the flashbacks, and werewolf. I agree with most of my friends here that the story and other performances are not great. But I did enjoy watching this movie, which is obviously an exercise by Coppola to just have fun making an old fashioned, stylish pic with all the tricks of the trade. It is surrealist and funny and at times can make you squirm, but it is not what could be called a horror film with straightforward frights.
- hypathio7, Friday, November 5, 2010
Purists will probably hate the way this movie treats the story, but I rather like it, I don't know if Coppola was really the best choice for director, but the movie looks good, has a great atmosphere, and features some good scenes and terrific performances. Not all of the cast is great, but Oldman and Hopkins rock.
- cosmo313, Sunday, August 22, 2010
"We've all become God's madmen, all of us." The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiance and inflict havoc in the foreign land. REVIEW Bram Stoker must be turning over in his grave. This horrifically inept adaptation of the famous novel earns the distinction of being the worst movie ever made by an Oscar-winning director. It is hard to believe that the man who gave us "The Godfather" is responsible for this travesty. Although the title suggests a faithfulness to the novel, the film takes liberties and none for the better. Although the cinematography is beautiful and there is a fine score, the plot is incoherent and quite tedious. Coppola adds gratuitous violence and gross scenes to make it look edgy, but fails miserably. Both Reeves and Ryder look out of place in this setting.
- mrpopcorn, Saturday, May 29, 2010