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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 91 out of 101
  2. Negative: 3 out of 101

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  1. Feb 2, 2013
    9
    Francis Ford Coppola gives the ageless vampire a terrifying new update in 1992's DRACULA. Coppola uniquely adapts the letters and journal entries from the original novel onto the screen in this stylish retelling. DRACULA may be the single most horrifying film of the 90's. Its lavish set pieces drip Gothic allure while its abominable creature designs have escaped from a world of nightmares. Why, then, did Coppola decide to drag it through the mud by hiring such an inappropriate cast? Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder couldn't have been worse choices as Jonathan Harker and Mina Murray. Judging by the film, one might think that Dracula drains his victims of talent. Their despondent performances dispel the romantic fantasy that is unraveling all around them. The great Anthony Hopkins has his hands in the matter too, with a boisterous take on Professor Van Helsing that comes across as a drunken fool. Despite his dramatic overacting, Gary Oldman proves himself the actor of the bunch, and puts forth a performance that is chilling to the bone. Just one look at his withered old Count is enough to make the skin crawl, and the buxom brides that stalk his chambers are none less frightening. From a visual standpoint, Francis Ford Coppola has directed a masterpiece of Gothic cinema, but for all of its lurid style and grace, DRACULA lacks soul.

    -Carl Manes
    I Like Horror movies
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  2. Jul 11, 2014
    10
    Dracula has amazing visual effects and a strong storyline. The movie won 3 oscars and Coppola did
    a brilliant job on the movie. The cast is also very well known and every actor is well cast in their roles,
    A+.
  3. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    A brilliant horror movie that won oscars for its special effects. One of my favourite horror movies of all time.
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  4. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    A masterfully made horror movie that has breathtaking visuals and a superb cast of popular actors.
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  5. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    One of my favourite horror movies of the 90's. From the director of The Godfather.
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  6. Sep 26, 2014
    10
    One of the most visually transfixing and entertaining vampire thrillers ever made.
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Metascore
57

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Dracula has the nervy enthusiasm of the work of a precocious film student who has magically acquired a master's command of his craft. It's surprising, entertaining and always just a little too much.
  2. 75
    Oldman and Ryder and Hopkins pant with eagerness. The movie is an exercise in feverish excess, and for that if for little else, I enjoyed it.
  3. 60
    Dracula, which also stars Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves and Anthony Hopkins, is an evocative visual feast. But the meal is spectral, without the dramatic equivalent of nutritional value.