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Dracula - Dead and Loving It
In this send-up of vampire films, Dracula takes himself very seriously, despite the fact that he's a bit of a klutz. Although silly gags abound, this film sticks very close to Bram Stoker's original story, and great care has been taken to re-create the late-19th-century atmosphere in rich detail.

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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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