• Cameron Evans

    ★★ Added by Cameron Evans

    This movie is so schizophrenic and shlocky it's amazing that Coppola directed it. There are some amazing WTF moments and an adorably terrible Keanu performance, but it's not enough to really recommend it as a midnight movie

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  • Andy Summers

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Andy Summers 26 May, 2015 2

    Francis Ford Coppola knows how to adapt a bestselling novel for the big screen. From Mario Puzo's The Godfather to Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness, he's also not afraid to try his hand with a classic. Bram Stoker's Dracula had been brought to the silver screen many times over the years, but never done with such bravado. Beautifully Gothic, and decadently rich in color, this made us forget those campy films of the forties and the awful Hammer productions that…

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  • Edwin Davies

    ★★ Rewatched by Edwin Davies 23 May, 2015

    Possibly the most thematically apt adaptation of Dracula ever, seeing as it moves and makes sound, yet is not actually alive.

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  • Cory Sims

    ★★★★★ Watched by Cory Sims 21 May, 2015

    "No. Do not see me."

    That whole sequence still gives me chills.

    Now and forevermore, this is still the greatest Dracula story committed to film. And still one of the most sensual mainstream films I've ever seen in a theatre.

    How many masterpieces does Francis Ford Coppola have on his resume again?

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  • Steve Baker

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Steve Baker 20 May, 2015

    Still one of the boldest films ever made (at least on a technical level). The editing, sound design, and magnificent score all slap you around like a rag doll, making sure you're always on your toes, while the dazzling display of in-camera effects would be enough to make Méliès himself weep with joy.

    On top of that, the sexual tension practically drips off the screen into a giant heart-shaped puddle of lust. It's also possibly Oldman's greatest performance. A big…

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  • Gabbyvee

    ★★★★★ Added by Gabbyvee

    To me this is the only movie version of Dracula that does the book and legacy of the vampire justice.
    The practical make up and effects really put you in the world and are never distracting. In a way it makes you feel as if you are under a vampiric spell as well. The classic tale of long lost love and the end of an age of monsters. Gary Oldman plays the count in all of his forms and does…

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  • Justin Scott

    ★★★★ Added by Justin Scott

    excellent film!

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  • adelaideblair

    ★★★ Rewatched by adelaideblair 13 May, 2015

    I wish I could like this movie more than I do. It's beautiful and cheesy, which places it right in my wheelhouse. Keanu is horrible, but I don't think Ryder and Hopkins are any better. I think for me, the failure lies in the casting. (Although it's got Richard E. Grant, who always makes me happy.)

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  • russman

    ★★★½ Watched by russman 11 May, 2015

    Batshit

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  • Catty_Mills

    ★★★★ Watched by Catty_Mills 10 May, 2015

    "Glorious mess" is almost certainly overly used as a descriptor for movies, but if that's not quite what Bram Stoker's Dracula is, it's exactly what it feels like. The film is magnificently designed, each frame an incredibly stylistic piece of gorgeous baroque architecture. The control of the frame is similarly, impressively adorned, with slides inwards, outwards, and sidewards; spiraling rotations; and disorientating movements from a bevy of angles. Indeed, it as if the film felt that the only way we…

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  • Tae

    ★★★ Watched by Tae 05 May, 2015

    Film #13 in Project 90s

    I've never really heard anything about this movie. I just came upon it not long ago and it was like, an adaptation of Dracula featuring Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves, and directed by Francis Ford Coppola? Gotta see this. I expected it to be a bit of a mess, but the opening was so good that my expectations raised significantly... only to be drastically let down. It suffers from a similar problem as one of…

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  • Alan Jones

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Alan Jones 30 Apr, 2015

    Surprisingly original.

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