Metascore
43

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
Watch On
  1. 38
    The movie has good special effects and suitably gruesome characters, but it's bloodless.
  2. 38
    Jammed with story threads that don’t cohere, Cirque commits the cardinal sin for a vampire movie: It’s bloodless.
  3. Subplots go nowhere, and characters -- many played by well-known actors -- barely get screen time. Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, and Jane Krakowski are among those who are there and gone.
  4. The movie is occasionally clever, but still inferior to last year's "Twilight" film, mostly because the story is so muddled.
  5. 12
    Calls to mind Grandpa taking out his dentures and trying to put on a comedy monster show for little kids at Halloween: When he tries to be scary, he's goofy, but when he tries to be goofy, he's scary.
User Score
5.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 38
  2. Negative: 12 out of 38
  1. Sep 29, 2011
    3
    Uh....the point of the movie?
  2. SandyS
    Oct 23, 2009
    5
    Movie was too mixed up... Didn't go along with the books.. Where in the world did Monkey girl come in? Very disappointing.. Love the Movie was too mixed up... Didn't go along with the books.. Where in the world did Monkey girl come in? Very disappointing.. Love the books! Movie, not so much! Full Review »
  3. Jan 20, 2014
    3
    Although John C. Reily tries hard, he can't overcome a poorly written script, poor dialogue, stale acting, horrid plot transitions, anAlthough John C. Reily tries hard, he can't overcome a poorly written script, poor dialogue, stale acting, horrid plot transitions, an overabundance use of special effects, and a scattered plot Full Review »