Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time-honored genre and present the terrifying creatures of the night as they were meant to be experienced -- as fierce, visceral, intense and bloodthristy. Abraham Lincoln:… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 23, 2012
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51%



Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has visual style to spare, but its overly serious tone doesn't jibe with its decidedly silly central premise, leaving filmgoers with an unfulfilling blend of clashing ingredients.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

The violence quickly becomes numbing, and Benjamin Walker plays Lincoln without the sense of irony needed to keep the historical and supernatural sides of the story consistently entertaining.

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Ricardo Baca
Denver Post

The disconnect between intention and final product is a head scratcher.

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

Somehow, you can't help but feel vampires deserve better.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

The movie plays safe by cutting every theme down the middle - a swing that's effective when splitting wood or vampire skulls, but dull when applied to filmmaking.

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Eric D. Snider
Film.com

Bekmambetov doesn't expect us to take the premise seriously, exactly. But he doesn't seem to want us to laugh at it, either.

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Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

Rather than create an innovative style to complement the horror-history hybrid, he employs superhero clichés and hackneyed action scenes that only help distract from the ineffectiveness of the film's scant 3-D effects.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Of course it's ridiculous and tasteless and grotesque. It's ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

Bekmambetov ... stages hilarious, imaginative, almost free-form action sequences like nobody in the business.

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground

If you thought the American Civil War was about ending slavery, you're in for a rude surprise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
I enjoyed the storyline of combining the Civil war and Abe Lincoln with vampires, but silver bullets or not, three good guys would not be able to defeat that… More
Anthony Lawrie
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is not good enough to be taken seriously and a bit too good to label as a b-movie. It should be regarded as a really good big… More
Bruce Bruce
I admit, when I first heard about this movie I was really sceptical. Who wouldn't? It sounds completely absurd even as a work of fiction. Who'd think… More
Spencer S.
Since reading the book, written by the same person who did this screenplay, I have wanted to love this wholly. Alas, that was never to be, because though I love… More
Alice Shen
Silly premise aside, this film is a mess of torrid pacing and charisma vacuumed non-acting.
Cynthia S.
I know that this movie was cheesy. I know that it was a silly concept...BUT, I was really surprised that I enjoyed it anyway. The special effects were enjoyable… More