• Richard Doyle

    ★★★ Rewatched by Richard Doyle 28 Jul, 2014

    Coppola continues his streak of disappointing films with this ambitious, but ultimately unsatisfying adaptation of Stoker's novel. It's a gorgeous looking film, but it suffers from three ultimately crippling problems.

    1) The film is miscast. Some of the cast is just simply bad. Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder deliver abysmal performances. Some are just not right for their parts ... notably Oldman, who is a fine actor, but just isn't right for this part.

    2) The overly ornate melodramatic film…

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  • Michael

    ★★★½ Watched by Michael 28 Jul, 2014

    Putting another notch in the "how had I not seen this?" list. Loved the campiness and overall visual style. Melodramatic in the right ways. A bit long but hardly a complaint. I could watch the prologue over and over.

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  • Oscar Rosales

    ★★★★½ Watched by Oscar Rosales 24 Jul, 2014 2

    Francis Ford Coppola is GOD

    So stylishly BOSS and sensory captivating for its entire run-time. Staggeringly beautiful, disturbingly bizarre, and crafted like only a genius as Coppola could; this Gothic Romance/Erotic thriller/Monster movie is a wonder to watch. Some heart-stopping shots and a constantly awesome score make for an instantly immersive experience. The story of practical effects by Roman Coppola is impressive and a Making of Dracula video would be as cinematically interesting as Apocalyse Now's...

    Blends all its elements…

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  • loureviews

    ★★★★ Added by loureviews

    I have something of a love/hate relationship with Dracula adaptations and I avoided this one for eight years before finally catching up with a television showing.

    There are minus points about this film, of course, but in the main it is very good indeed. You simply have to ignore the wooden antics which pass for acting by a certain Keanu Reeves and instead revel in the over-the-top and strangely sexy antics of an on-form Gary Oldman as the undead Count.…

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  • SJHoneywell

    ★★★½ Added by SJHoneywell

    Not a bad version,
    But something is lacking here.
    I'm not sure what, though.

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  • Tomi Mendel

    ★★★★½ Watched by Tomi Mendel 23 Jul, 2014

    We've all seen a dozen adaptations of the DRACULA story - this is the first one that really grabbed me. It's a wacky, gruesome, strange, exciting, imaginative, hilarious, horrific film that's full, full, full of ideas. The whole thing was like an unfolding nightmare that I could not turn away from. I loved the commitment to dream logic, like the beautiful silhouetted battle in the introduction that reappears in the cinematograph, to cite one small instance. The story is propelled…

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  • BRNK

    Watched by BRNK 25 Jul, 2014

    Dracula is a never-ending series of vaguely related vignettes, cross dissolved into a tepid, murky soup. Coppola indulges in every surface-level movie making gimmick available to him, all while neglecting totally boring stuff like plot, character development, and coherency. The film understands nothing of horror. It frantically throws cliche after cliche at the viewer, never coming anywhere near tension, suspense, or scares. For a director who is ostensibly seasoned by the time he made this film, Coppola’s wild flailing gives…

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  • Nanna

    ½ Watched by Nanna 23 Jul, 2014

    this movie isn't over yet and i already know this is the worst shit i have ever endured. it is a massive joke. everyone's accents are a joke. the special effects are fucking piss. the story is fucking awful and a waste of 2 hours. i hope all copies of this movie get buried in a desert like that fucking E.T. Atari game. fuck this movie. if you own it and haven't seen it just throw it in the trash now. save yourself.

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  • Batmouth

    Watched by Batmouth 22 Jul, 2014

    So I'm mulling this one over. This one is tough because I really really liked some parts of it, but found myself bored by other parts of it. The design of this movie is on another level. Coppola had every shot of the film storyboarded out before filming and it really shows. As a storyboard artist, I got off on a lot of the visuals of this movie. The movie doesn't seem to have one set visual style, it's more…

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  • Oliver Graham-Grisard

    ★★★★ Watched by Oliver Graham-Grisard 19 Jul, 2014

    A good adaption of the book. Garry Oldman is fantastic as Dracula. Perhaps they could have gotten someone else to play Jonathan Harker instead of Keanu Reeves but maybe I'm being a bit nit picky besides that like I said a good adaption of the book, it doesn't stray away from it to much if at all. The human characters are well thought out and not boring.

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  • Caleb McCandless

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Caleb McCandless 18 Jul, 2014

    Coppola understands the need for release, and provides it not only by crafting a believable romance between Dracula and Mira, but also by embracing the camp of both the story and his production of it. The effects are often gorgeous, allowing for an over-the-top telling of this classic tale that none the less manages to feel authentic. The picture does get weighed down a bit by some sub-par performances and a third act that doesn't quite keep up the pace of the rest of the picture, but this is still vibrant filmmaking on a grand scale.

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  • Austin Vashaw

    ★★ Rewatched by Austin Vashaw 15 Jul, 2014

    The Two Cents gang tackles Coppola's artful, gleefully ridiculous, and woefully misnamed film.
    cinapse.co/2014/07/17/two-cents-bram-stokers-dracula

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