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Dracula - Dead and Loving It
Mel Brooks does it again with this send-up of vampire films. That Leslie Nielson plays the great blood-sucking count gives viewers a good idea as to what they are in for. This Dracula takes himself very seriously despite the fact that he's a bit of a klutz with a tendency to slip in the bat guano that adorns his castle floor. Staying very close to Bram Stoker's original story, Brooks also pays sly homage to other major vampire film classics, including Nosferatu. Though silly but subtle gags abound in this outing, Brooks has taken great care to recreate the late 19th-century atmosphere… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Either this is the lamest Mel Brooks comedy ever or it's too close to other contenders to make much difference."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Slight but amusing."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"A very above par and often funny satire of a horror classic."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Another Mel Brooks stinker late in his career."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"A few bright spots, but not anywhere near Brooks' Young Frankenstein."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The only real sparks are set off by MacNicol as Renfield, the solicitor who develops a taste for flies and spiders after being bitten by Dracula."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Not to venture forth some sort of radical idea, but aren't comedies supposed to have jokes?"
‑ David Kronke, Los Angeles Times
"A few effective gags emerge from this hectic concoction of unfunny pratfalls, juvenile mugging and tedious enema jokes."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Brooks spends so much time retelling the old Stoker legend that he hasn't enough time left for the necessary gags."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"This anemic farce came from the mad-genius creator of "Young Frankenstein"?"
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"Brooks, as Van Helsing, is one of the more successful aspects, but he hasn't imbued in his stock company a similar ability to rise above their underwritten roles."
‑ , Time Out
"It's a toothless parody that misses more often than it hits."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"This Dracula spoof belongs dead."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
"There isn't any sight sadder than the old champion being unaware that his time has passed away."
‑ Dragan Antulov, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"It is a sad state when all the best aspects of a Mel Brooks comedy have little to do with the humor."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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