Byzantium

Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Jun 28, 2013
    25
    Neil Jordan’s Byzantium dares to rework “Twilight” with twice the teen moping and Robert Pattinson replaced by a guy with the sexual magnetism of a sickly Ron Weasley.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Aug 15, 2013
    10
    This movie had a feeling of specialty, it had a whole new world of vampires and their living. Saoirse Ronan is electric.

    Beautifully told,
    This movie had a feeling of specialty, it had a whole new world of vampires and their living. Saoirse Ronan is electric.

    Beautifully told, the story of Clara and Eleanor's past unfolds on the background of developing young love.
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  2. Nov 6, 2013
    10
    Unless you're looking for a fantasy romance like Twilight, Byzantium is a must-watch for those who want to see a different, well thought outUnless you're looking for a fantasy romance like Twilight, Byzantium is a must-watch for those who want to see a different, well thought out take on the genre.
    Whilst this film is rather slow paced, I feel that only enhanced the telling of the story we aren't told everything in one go, and as a result I became more invested in the characters and their stories.
    Overall a good story beautifully told.
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  3. Jul 16, 2013
    6
    A vampire mother and daughter escape to a seaside village, where they struggle to continue their anonymous existence. While mom (GemmaA vampire mother and daughter escape to a seaside village, where they struggle to continue their anonymous existence. While mom (Gemma Atherton) establishes a brothel to make money, the daughter (Saoirse Ronan) expresses her desire to tell the truth with lots of flashbacks into their "making." This is not an effects-laden horror flic. They don't have any superhuman powers or even fangs. It's a somber drama that takes it's time, but in the hands of director Neil Jordan (The Borgias,The Crying Game, Interview with the Vampire) it develops into a compelling climax. Full Review »