Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. 30
    An academic exercise driven by adolescent ideas that never shape themselves into a narrative: in short, a movie that can never dislodge the art fatally wedged up its butt.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Mar 25, 2011
    6
    While Dafoe and Malkovich deliver on all fronts, the acting by a good majority of the cast is mediocre-to-bad at times. The story is very slow, boring at times. Before I forget, it's not scary either. Nothing to fear children. Full Review »
  2. Aug 23, 2010
    5
    Man tries to make Dracula film without Bram Stoker's consent, goes to eerie locations, gets oddball to play the vampire, things go wrong.
    With
    a cast as decent as this & the story based on such a classic film, it's a shame this was nowhere near as good as it could have been.
    It begins very well but quickly starts to jump about & become disjointed & does seemed very rushed by the end.
    Willem Dafoe is amazing as Max Schrek but they should have used him more sparingly & made him even more mysterious.
    Full Review »