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  • Summary: Based on the third installment of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, the film follows the supernatural adventures of the legendary vampire Lestat, who has reinvented himself as an international rock star. His music awakes Akasha, the queen of all vampires, who is determined to make Lestat her king.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 31
  2. Negative: 14 out of 31
  1. 67
    Nothing near a modern vampire classic. Still, "Queen" is a great dose of vamp camp
  2. 50
    It is happy to be goofy.
  3. Leaves us puzzled as to why the term "damned" applies at all, when vampirism is depicted as so cool, fashion-savvy and glamorous.
  4. 40
    The whole film suffers from a serious case of overplotting, perhaps inevitable when trying to cram two largish novels into one smallish film.
  5. 38
    Like many genuinely awful movies, Queen of the Damned has the ingredients of a cult film.
  6. Reviewed by: Damien Cave
    30
    Just as the author's characters suffer through their immortality, as they crave closure and a death to their blood-sucking madness, so Queen of the Damned demands an end to its own misery.
  7. Turns out to be a muddled limp biscuit of a movie, a vampire soap opera that doesn't make much sense even on its own terms.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 101
  2. Negative: 23 out of 101
  1. Nov 1, 2011
    10
    goodgood movie.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Collapse
  2. nancyF
    Dec 3, 2005
    10
    The movie was great, i really loved it.
  3. LyanH.
    Jun 30, 2006
    9
    The movie is okay but the only reason it rake in money is due to Aaliyah's loyal fans.
  4. ChrisD.
    Aug 26, 2005
    6
    The beginning of the movie was a mess. The effects were a little dated, but not terrible. The second half of the movie was almost the only The beginning of the movie was a mess. The effects were a little dated, but not terrible. The second half of the movie was almost the only part worth watching, too bad you need to see the beginning to understand most of it. Assuming of course, it still even makes sense. Expand
  5. May 28, 2012
    2
    This is a delightfully horrendous B movie. I was awaiting the appearance of Bruce Campbell the entire time. Unfortunately, he doesn't showThis is a delightfully horrendous B movie. I was awaiting the appearance of Bruce Campbell the entire time. Unfortunately, he doesn't show up...maybe in the sequel. Expand
  6. GermanB
    Nov 21, 2008
    2
    The movie by itself was not bad, yet it was an insult to Anne Rice's vampire chronicles. The storyline was messed up, the main character The movie by itself was not bad, yet it was an insult to Anne Rice's vampire chronicles. The storyline was messed up, the main character story was almost completely changed, and as a final shallow comment, the vampire Lestat has thick blond hair and not brownish as the actor on the film. I liked it as a film, but I hated it, and still hate it. Expand
  7. Jul 12, 2013
    0
    well.. just re-read the novel again after a long time after my first book of it got caught in the house fire.. and.. still.. I am extremelywell.. just re-read the novel again after a long time after my first book of it got caught in the house fire.. and.. still.. I am extremely upset on how the movie went.. How I wish there was a remake of this with the characters "SOMEHOW" even matching of those in the Book.. seems like the only things they got right here are the names of the characters.. But not their soul or their characteristic at all.. **sigh** so sad.. If I were Anne Rice, I'd send the makers of the movie in jail for ruining 1 of the best masterpiece ever.. Expand

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