Interview With The Vampire 1994

Critics score:
61 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: Interview with the Vampire promises a constantly surprising vampire story, and it keeps that promise. Read more

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David Ansen, Newsweek: It's about seduction, and either you succumb to its inky entrapments or you resist. When its mojo was working, I was happy to be had. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: When Interview with the Vampire works, it's as compelling and engrossing a piece of entertainment as is available on film today. When it falters, the weaknesses seem magnified. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: My complaint about the film is that not very much happens, in the plot sense. Read more

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine: Why would Tom Cruise be playing Lestat, a gaunt, suave European vampire with a taste for young men? Because a big movie star can do whatever he wants. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: The major problem lies with Rice's own script, which is dramatically repetitive and philosophically banal. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: The leading performances, if acceptable, are not everything they needed to be to fully flesh out these elegant immortals. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: The movie's energy starts to drain like blood from a vampire's victim. You'll feel that ebb, sooner or later, as you begin to glance regularly at your watch. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Passionately anticipated and much ballyhooed, the film, alas, is little more than a foppish, fang de siecle costume drama. Its pulse barely registers. Read more