• Nathan Jongewaard

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Nathan Jongewaard 21 Aug, 2014

    This is a tremendously interesting film in a lot of ways, from the design to the practical effects to the complex cinematography. Unfortunately, much of the casting makes it almost unbearable at times. Gary Oldman is great in some scenes, but his dialogue is unintelligible and he projects no sexual chemistry whatsoever. Keanu Reeves, obviously, is infamously bad; Winona Ryder, however, is almost worse on balance, given how much of the film she has to carry. The great Tom Waits…

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  • Joey Regs

    ★★ Added by Joey Regs

    Gary Oldman's crazy dress-up playhouse...

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  • Hyperion

    ★★★★ Watched by Hyperion 08 Aug, 2014

    What a bombastic piece of filmmaking. I like when you watch a film and can tell that the minds behind the camera are not only supremely educated in the craft, but so technically proficient that they are able to capture the spirit of their own ambition. Cappola might have lost his mind a decade earlier, but he didn't lose his skill, and Dracula perfectly embodies that idea.

    Sure, a lot of things in this film aren't all that good. Keanu…

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  • MatthewLB

    ★★★★½ Watched by MatthewLB 09 Aug, 2014

    The story is about a young lawyer travels to a gloomy eastern European village, where the local count, Dracula, takes an interest in him. He learns too late the count is a powerful vampire, one who would very much like take his wife-to-be, Mina, for his own. This movie has a cool Dracula and good make-up and good costumes.

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  • 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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