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  • Summary: Maximillian meets a beautiful lady copand begins to woe her;but, his hynotic seduction takes a macabre turn when he tries to make her his mate for eternity.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. 50
    The problem here isn't as much the talent in front of the camera as it is the weak and hackneyed script. Vampire in Brooklyn is in need of an infusion (or should that be transfusion?) of originality and creativity -- two qualities that are blatantly absent.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    Vampire in Brooklyn, a purported "comic tale of horror and seduction" that is neither funny nor frightening, just unpleasant.
  3. Vampire in Brooklyn is neither funny nor frightening and comes up a tedious middle-road hybrid from veteran scaremeister Wes Craven, who directed.
  4. 40
    Neither all that scary nor all that hilarious, Vampire in Brooklyn falls directly between the two, into the valley of mediocrity.
  5. 25
    The movie is unpleasant to look at. It's darker than "Seven," but without sufficient purpose, and my overall memory of it is of people screaming in the shadows. To call this a comedy is a sign of optimism; to call it a comeback for Murphy is a sign of blind faith.
  6. Vampire in Brooklyn is a horror comedy that mixes lame blood-pellet effects with lame gags, and it clunks along on a series of interchangeably deserted streets that manage to look dank and overlit at the same time.
  7. Reviewed by: Caryn James
    Like so many Eddie Murphy misfires, Vampire in Brooklyn has no idea how to capitalize on the actor's immense appeal. The film was directed by the horror master Wes Craven and it turns out to be an Eddie Murphy-Wes Craven movie that is not funny or scary. Now that's a nightmare.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 27, 2012
    Personally, I wouldn't put this movie into the horror category, because I didn't find it scary at all. The movie was surprisingly funny, though and I really enjoyed Eddie Murphy's performance. The story itself wasn't bad and those of you, who have read Bram Stoker's Dracula, will actually notice some slight similarities, just in a completely different setting. Ah, and some of the music used in this movie was really great. Expand
  2. Adriannez
    Jul 1, 2007
    This movie was hilarious. Aside from all the swearing it was good.
  3. Mar 29, 2013
    I found this movie really funny. It's so cheezy that it's charming. This is perhaps the last movie I can remember Eddie Murphy being funny (aside from the Shrek movies.) Vampire in Brooklyn does not work as a horror at all. It tries to, but it doesn't. As a comedy on the other hand it really is fun, put a nice new perspective on an over done genre. Kind of in the spirit of Blacula, just better. Overall: Vampire in Brooklyn is a an enjoyable movie if you don't take it seriously and are willing to ignore the mountain of mistakes it makes, they are minor and if taken in good humor also easy to ignore. Just don't expect a horror from this movie. Expand


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