Dracula Untold

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 337 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 30
  2. Negative: 10 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Oct 9, 2014
    70
    As effective and fat-free as its sinewy star, Luke Evans, Dracula Untold proves an absorbing, swiftly comprehensive origin tale.
  2. Reviewed by: Simon Abrams
    Oct 10, 2014
    63
    The good news barely outweighs the bad in Dracula Untold, a lightweight war-adventure that is ultimately stranger and more enticing when it remembers it's also a horror film.
  3. Reviewed by: Drew Taylor
    Oct 9, 2014
    58
    He's a romantic and a psychopath and creature of the night. Sadly, Dracula Untold, with its humorless aura and been-there-done-that feel, doesn't allow Evans to inhabit many of these aspects. Instead, Dracula Untold feels largely uninspired.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike McCahill
    Oct 2, 2014
    40
    It’s no-frills, B-movie modesty might have been winning, if it weren’t so dashed-off.
  5. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    Oct 9, 2014
    40
    Looking for plausibility in a movie called Dracula Untold is as pointless as looking for humor or personality in Mr. Evans’s dour performance.
  6. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Oct 9, 2014
    38
    The origins story Dracula Untold is Dracula unbold — unoriginal, unimaginative and utterly non-unprecedented. This Vlad the Impaler has all the edge of Vlasic the pickle.
  7. Reviewed by: Tom Huddleston
    Oct 7, 2014
    20
    Drab, silly and mind-numbing, this Dracula is strictly for the suckers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 84
  2. Negative: 8 out of 84
  1. Oct 10, 2014
    10
    If you like Dracula movies, this gives a nice entertaining twist on the Dracula, almost restoring his reputation as a person who had a reasonIf you like Dracula movies, this gives a nice entertaining twist on the Dracula, almost restoring his reputation as a person who had a reason to do bad things for a good reason. But the best thing about the movie is Luke Evans. He's got such a strong pretense! Almost handsome, but what's more important is how strong he looks. Someone you would trust if he asked you to. If he is our first gay actor to make it as a leading man, it's because he's so manly looking and both men and women will love him. We shall see if this is the beginning of a leading man career for him. I've noticed him before, and he stands out in smaller roles. Zachary Quinto is the cerebral type, Luke Evans is sexy. He was also believable as to his extreme love for his wife. She was good too, but Luke is a standout! Expand
  2. Dec 10, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This was awesome the story proved interesting and it was definitely not as predictable as you would have thought t leaves me wanting a second movie. It was entertaining with just the right amount of romance and suspense, sadness and epic darkness just as the movie says it an untold story not a documentary.. i hope to look forward to another one if there is another one.. The ever so impressive Mr Dance, his role fit him will as well as Arts very good way better performance than what he got in Game of Thrones. Evans just as amazing the right amount of darkness,love,fatherness (no such word but hey) and sexy. Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2014
    9
    I saw this movie because it was Halloween. I came out of the theater very happy. It was a lot better than what i expected. Good acting, goodI saw this movie because it was Halloween. I came out of the theater very happy. It was a lot better than what i expected. Good acting, good action, and a good story line. It wasn't just another blood and gore Dracula movie. Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2014
    7
    A decent flick. However it was way too short. I was expecting a much longer film. Hopefully Universal Studios releases an extended R ratedA decent flick. However it was way too short. I was expecting a much longer film. Hopefully Universal Studios releases an extended R rated Director's cut. PG-13 and Dracula don't go together. When I see a movie about Dracula, I expect a lot of blood. It looks as if this movie got watered down by the studios. Expand
  5. Jan 22, 2015
    6
    Evans is a good lead and Dance was a note worthy addition as well. The plot was solid and the action was entertaining enough. I honestlyEvans is a good lead and Dance was a note worthy addition as well. The plot was solid and the action was entertaining enough. I honestly wouldn't mind seeing a sequel in theaters as long as both Evans and Dance return. Expand
  6. Oct 24, 2014
    5
    Dracula Untold is a film that leaves me wanting more. I wanted more darkness, more conflict, more of Dracula being a villain, more vampireDracula Untold is a film that leaves me wanting more. I wanted more darkness, more conflict, more of Dracula being a villain, more vampire law explored. This film didn’t really give me enough. It started off on a lot of routes but didn’t finish them. I will say there are some decent action sequences there and I think the idea of turning Dracula into an action hero, while admirable, doesn’t really work.

    This film could be good for people who don’t really know that much about Dracula and just want a decent action film or a decent period action film, and hey if you like the idea of crossing Thirty Days of Night with The Lord of the Rings, you might get something out of this. But if you really enjoy the iconic character of Dracula and his history, this film is not for you. We will just have to keep waiting for that actual definitive version of Dracula.
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  7. Nov 14, 2014
    0
    This is the worst Dracula movie I've ever seen. Althought If we put the historical mistakes aside acting was terrible, story was unappealing,This is the worst Dracula movie I've ever seen. Althought If we put the historical mistakes aside acting was terrible, story was unappealing, script was absurd. Vlad turns into Dracula for just saving his people and when he did that he tried to kill himself I mean come on this is not the Dracula profile I know. What a nonsense even for a fiction movie. All in all just a huge waste of time for me. Expand

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