Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 10 out of 34
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  1. A hollow, relentless mess.
  2. 30
    Plays less like a novel re-imagining of a classic if campy narrative than a drearily self-conscious exercise in Know Your Film References.
  3. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    30
    There's too much pretension in this film. Lots of intense stares into the camera. Lots of uncomfortably hip clothes. Lots of pompous names for themselves.
  4. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    30
    125 minutes is a long time to stare at a movie that's basically in bleached blue-and-white with occasional splotches of brick red. The palette reinforces the monotony of the storyline.
  5. 30
    Not since "Battlefield Earth" pitted overacting, nine-foot-tall Psychlos against puny man-animals has there been an interspecies match-up this perversely uninteresting.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    25
    Neither side is worth rooting for in this ridiculous blood feud, which features some of the year's most laughable dialogue.
  7. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    25
    Could use script transfusion, or at least a few quarts of levity.
  8. 25
    "Your incompetence is most taxing," says the chief vampire (Bill Nighy). A line that pretty much nails this rusty Blade.
  9. Reviewed by: Alex Pappademas
    20
    Speedman's such a nonentity here I worried that the theater air-conditioning would blow him off the screen.
  10. It needs a wooden stake AND a silver bullet through its script.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 233 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 77
  2. Negative: 15 out of 77
  1. Feb 19, 2012
    7
    Yea I know this review is a lil' late but I got to tell you, I'd rather watch this film ten times in one ago without breaks then sit through 1Yea I know this review is a lil' late but I got to tell you, I'd rather watch this film ten times in one ago without breaks then sit through 1 film of the terribly Twilight Saga series. PROS: Kate in cat suit, Good acting, cool character design, an interesting intake in the Vampire vs Werewolf phenomenon and did I mention Kate in cat suit?
    CONS: Forgettable side characters, occasional effy writing especially in filler scenes, anti-climactic looking Hybrid. Seriously I expected something really awesome and cool but no its just a muscular guy with black skin and eyes, pretty simple and lame
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  2. R0Y
    Dec 13, 2011
    9
    1st of the Underworld' trilogy.
    Not excellent but close to be one of the best Vampires/Lycans movie ever. A pitty that sometime it decline
    1st of the Underworld' trilogy.
    Not excellent but close to be one of the best Vampires/Lycans movie ever. A pitty that sometime it decline and can look like a B-movie.
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  3. Oct 2, 2011
    9
    Not my kind of vampire movie. Especially the fact that they've given them guns. Its not the worst though. It has the action packed thrill toNot my kind of vampire movie. Especially the fact that they've given them guns. Its not the worst though. It has the action packed thrill to it though. Full Review »