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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: 39 out of 58
  2. Negative: 7 out of 58
  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. Oct 13, 2014
    10
    I liked the feel of the movie; it had depth rather than just action like so many others, and you could see the truth behind the darknessI liked the feel of the movie; it had depth rather than just action like so many others, and you could see the truth behind the darkness surrounding Dracula and not just that he is evil. It has very good story-telling with subplots and interesting twists on history that sparks my curiosity in a sequel and how the history of that would work. The writers of this out did themselves with the emotions as well as the action. Expand
  3. Oct 14, 2014
    9
    I enjoyed the movie immensely! The graphics (contrast between the light and dark, red and black) were stunning, music was crafted artfullyI enjoyed the movie immensely! The graphics (contrast between the light and dark, red and black) were stunning, music was crafted artfully with the scenes, and Luke Evans displayed an array of emotions, fierceness and artistic intensity with prowess! As far as I am concerned the movie did not disappoint; I walked away from the movie theater thoroughly entertained and looking forward to watching it again on DVD! Expand
  4. Oct 29, 2014
    7
    Universal's 'Dracula' Untold was much better than i thought it was gonna be. Like Maleficent, it doesn't completely reboot the character butUniversal's 'Dracula' Untold was much better than i thought it was gonna be. Like Maleficent, it doesn't completely reboot the character but simply re imagines the character, by the way this way better than Maleficent in my opinion. Knowing this is what Universal wants to use to help kick off their Cinematic Universe (with 'The Mummy' reboot coming in 2016) well that's fine with me because Luke Evans does a good job in the role and the feel i get for it being dark like the Dark Knight Trilogy is alright as far as i'm concerned because it works here probably due to the fact that it's about a darkness seeking, blood sucking, vampire. But the movie has some flaws, If you know anything about Dracula (or have at least seen the Coppola version that came out years ago) then you already know how the story ends and the movie is sorta predictable in the third act. But the visuals are really nice and the big battle scenes are really good. Expand
  5. Nov 25, 2014
    6
    If your a fan of other vampire movies like 'Van Helsing' who introduce a new adaptation of Dracula, this is a movie for you, however it'sIf your a fan of other vampire movies like 'Van Helsing' who introduce a new adaptation of Dracula, this is a movie for you, however it's still mediocre. If you like Bram Stoker's Dracula, don't expect any similarities with this movie. Dracula Untold is a story about Prince Vladimir the Impaler (Dracula), who acquires the the powers of a vampire to protect his family and people from the invading Turks. A lot of the movie tries to show how the prince resists to drink human blood and he's struggles with it. But it looks like he doesn't seem to suffer to much. First you see him shaking and almost trying to bite his wife, and the next moment he's hugging his son. The movies in my opinion fails to portray the struggle he's in. The battle scene's are pretty well done, but is a bit overkill. But I get they wanted to show the awesome strength of the son of the Devil. The final fight between Dracula en the Sultan of the Turks was disappointing. Overall the movie wasn't that bad as some reviews say. The end was a bit emotional but unfortunately not enough to convince you of the hard choice Dracula has to make. The acting all though is very good. Luke Evans gave a memorable performance, as well did the rest of the cast. Special effects where also very impressive. I a bit torn on what score to give this movie. I wanted to give it a 5, but it did make me a bit curious about the sequel that might be coming. So i give this movie a 6/10. I hope that the sequel will be more of a horror flick than an action flick. Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2014
    5
    Terrible mistake !!! The Ottoman Emperor, Mehmed the Conqueror actually lived (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehmed_the_Conqueror) and died ofTerrible mistake !!! The Ottoman Emperor, Mehmed the Conqueror actually lived (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mehmed_the_Conqueror) and died of poisoning !!! Not by the stupid hollywood dracula. By the way, worst Dracula movie I've ever watched. Expand
  7. Nov 12, 2014
    0
    Not good at all !!
    The meaning of the stupidity.
    There is no story. I watch the trailer and I was so exciting but the movie totally
    Not good at all !!
    The meaning of the stupidity.
    There is no story.
    I watch the trailer and I was so exciting but the movie totally disappoint me.
    The movie is too short.
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