Innocent Blood
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An uneven but entertaining blend of graphic horror and black comedy from John Landis, very much in the mode of the director's successful An American Werewolf in London. French actress Anne Parillaud -- star of Luc Besson's acclaimed thriller La Femme Nikita -- plays Marie, a lithe and lovely vampire with a conscience who will not take "innocent blood" and maintains a low profile by dining exclusively on criminals and lowlifes. She finds a virtual smorgasbord in Pittsburgh's criminal underworld, arriving in the thick of a bloody mob war sparked by ruthless kingpin Sal… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 41%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Regrettably, all too often the tone lurches from stylish suspense to smart-ass in-jokiness and silly slapstick."
‑ , Time Out
"Like one of the victims, Innocent Blood feels about five quarts low."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"The incessant shots of old, and better, vampire movies on the various characters' TVs become distracting and annoying."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A fitting follow-up to American Werewolf"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"It loses steam and coherence about midway through, leaving us rooting for it but doomed to disappointment."
‑ Kathleen Maher, Austin Chronicle
"[An] overlong, overproduced spectacle."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Cameo appearances by terror icons Dario Argento, Sam Raimi, and Tom Savini help make Innocent Blood a hoot for horror fans, but you don't have to be a gorehound or a vampire lover to get a kick out of the film's virulent mix of guts and guffaws."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"No review available."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Not for all tastes, but a wild ride if you get into it."
‑ Andreas Samuelson, Slasherpool
"This anemic vampire tale boasts an interesting premise but suffers from lethargic pacing and an overdose of splatter special effects."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Innocent Blood is an uncomfortable marriage of vampires and mobsters; it doesn't work on either the supernatural or the criminal level."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It lacks the bite (so to speak) of the classics in this genre, but is a stylish blend of cool black comedy and obvious gore."
‑ , Film4
"A stupid, badly paced horror-comedy that's not funny, scary or suspenseful. A dog."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"Pretty fair vampire film suffering from Landis' usual over-producing."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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