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  • Summary: The undead are among us and livelier than ever when Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt and a talented group of young-bloods star in Interview with the Vampire, the spellbinding screen adaptation of Anne Rice's best seller. (Warner Bros.)
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    The generally faithful script is by Anne Rice herself, the director is "The Crying Game"'s Neil Jordan, and both seem true to themselves and as true as they can be to artistic and visceral expectations. [11Nov1994 Pg. 01.D]
  2. His sumptuous film is as strange and mesmerizing as it is imaginatively ghastly. It's a sophisticated, spookily intense rendering of Ms. Rice's story.
  3. 75
    But for all its visionary brilliance, the movie version of Interview never lets us close enough to see ourselves in Louis. We're dazzled but unmoved.
  4. 67
    It is, however, a very satisfying film, and surely the first in a long franchise (it does, after all, bear the subtitle The Vampire Chronicles).
  5. Unfortunately, the story, adapted by Anne Rice from her best-selling novel, sucks at the neck a little too long. A 23-minute snipping from this 123-minute movie would have done wonders.
  6. Reviewed by: Terrence Rafferty
    The director, Neil Jordan, and his cinematographer, the great Philippe Rousselot, have given the movie an extraordinary seductive look, but Rice (who wrote the screenplay) doesn't provide enough narrative to keep the audience satisfied.
  7. 30
    Passionately anticipated and much ballyhooed, the film, alas, is little more than a foppish, fang de siecle costume drama. Its pulse barely registers.

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  1. Jun 29, 2014
    Interview with the vampire is probably the most underrated horror movie about vampires. Louie decides to have an interview with a man he was going to turn into a vampire. The movie explores Louie's exploits as a vampire after a vampire named Lestat chooses him to join him. The movie is frightening in some scenes and the best role comes from Kirsten Dunst. She plays Claudia and steals the show from all the actors. Dunst commented that her favourite role was in this movie. Someone asked her what she thought her best performance has been so far. Her role is amazing given she is so young. Anyone who sees her in this would agree that she is a very talented dramatic actress. Overall, the movie is a horror classic that gets better every time I watch it. Expand
  2. Sep 26, 2014
    One of the best movies of 1994 without a doubt.
  3. Feb 21, 2012
    My all-time favorite vampire film. A superbly scripted, beautifully shot and perfectly acted masterpiece. Call it a horror film or a period drama or a supernatural thriller... it doesn't matter. It fits all molds. It scares at a deep-down visceral level. It is a grown-up film about the dual-nature of certain life (or perhaps death) choices. What it is NOT is some idiotic, throat-ripping, comic-book monster movie. Interview With the Vampire is a beautiful, sensual, frightening and memorable work of art. Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2014
    A brilliant horror thriller that has amazing acting and fantastic special effects.
  5. TroyP.
    Jan 18, 2010
    I have never read the book, and a lot of the disappointment from critics seems to stem from the fact that some of the characters (especially Lestat played by Tom Cruise) didn't live up to the characters portraited in the book. But since I didn't read the book, I had no expectations coming in and found the characters to be very interesting. Their interactions are amusing and complex. I think all the characters were very well done and that the movie had a great atmosphere. A great movie that all must see. Expand
  6. Apr 2, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This film is great, when tom cruise turns brad pitt and then everything just gets better and when you think tom cruise is dead he isnt he bit the interviewer who was interviewing brad pitt and i think theres going to be a number2 Expand
  7. Sep 30, 2013
    Interview with a Vampire is a good-ol' vampire yarn. It's fun to watch and beautifully shot. Plus certain characters (like Tom Cruise's or Kirsten Dunst's) are unforgettable. Whilst a bit overlong and whiny (stop it Louie!), Interview with a Vampire is ultimately good stuff. Expand

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