Dracula Untold
Dracula Untold (2014)

Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Gary Shore directs and Michael De Luca produces the epic action-adventure that co-stars Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, and… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 3, 2015
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Neither awful enough to suck nor sharp enough to bite, Dracula Untold misses the point of its iconic character's deathless appeal.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

[Evans] carries Untold by admirably fulfilling the two essential functions of a period-movie hero: to enunciate comic-book dialogue with Shakespearean authority and to look great with his shirt off.

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James Berardinelli

A generic vampire tale in the Underworld vein that comes closer to the infamous Van Helsing than a memorable re-interpretation of a legendary monster.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...another misguided contemporary update of a classic character.

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Wesley Morris

Most of the time, I found myself feeling like I was waiting for a turn with the gaming controls.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

The movie is the latest multiplex filler to co-opt a classic tale only to drown it in computer-generated murk. Even the title has the ring of something created by committee.

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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Vlad's a super-monster. The plot gets jittery. Vlad's relationship with his sweet, fair, lovely wife remains sweetly, fairly, lovingly vapid. And into the 15th-century setting is tossed the modern trope of the father who'll do anything for his family.

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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

The idea is to humanize one of the most fearful monsters in the Western crypt. But Dracula Untold goes way overboard, past domestication and into canonization.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

It's not so much untold as rewritten - if not by J.R.R. Tolkien than by some clever 12-year-old overstimulated by "The Lord of the Rings."

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

This reboot is a bloodless shell of the original Bram Stoker tale.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Everett Johnson
I love all the old Universal Monster movies, and whenever a new one comes out I get excited, but usually end up disappointed. I wasn't too amped for this… More
Cory Taylor
Origin stories only serve to demystify famous characters and they rarely afford us the opportunity for depth which is why the vapid 'Dracula Untold'… More
Edward Boxler
One problem that Dracula Untold faces with its portrayal of vampires is that it doesn't really create an interesting mythology for these creatures.… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Vlad: I'm the thing men fear. Not a ghost, something else. Dracula Untold is 92 minutes long. There are likely just over 92 films about the character… More
KJ Proulx
The original "Dracula" film from 1931 is a classic horror/monster flick in every sense of the word, and after this years attempt at rebooting… More
Film Crazy
A gothic style drama that has little to no suspense and borders on boredom! A story of Dracula that should have been left alone!