Interview with the Vampire
Interview with the Vampire (1994)

Anne Rice's best-selling romantic horror tale about the origins of a centuries-old vampire inspired this popular, atmospheric chiller. One of director Neil Jordan's major Hollywood productions, the film stays close to its source… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 28, 1997
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61%
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86%



Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite lacking some of the book's subtler shadings, and suffering from some clumsy casting, Interview with a Vampire benefits from Neil Jordan's atmospheric direction and a surfeit of gothic thrills.

David Ansen
Newsweek

It's about seduction, and either you succumb to its inky entrapments or you resist. When its mojo was working, I was happy to be had.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The major problem lies with Rice's own script, which is dramatically repetitive and philosophically banal.

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

This Golden Razzie Award-winner for Worst Screen Couple arrives dead and unmoving. And, mortal sin for the genre, it is not scary or campy.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Why would Tom Cruise be playing Lestat, a gaunt, suave European vampire with a taste for young men? Because a big movie star can do whatever he wants.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Interview with the Vampire promises a constantly surprising vampire story, and it keeps that promise.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a glorified Jean Rollin vampire film that places sexual emphasis on blood sucking and vampirism...

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

The leading performances, if acceptable, are not everything they needed to be to fully flesh out these elegant immortals.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

For all its visionary brilliance, the movie version of Interview never lets us close enough to see ourselves in Louis. We're dazzled but unmoved.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the movie's aggressively overlong running time often does threaten to negate its positive attributes...

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Letitia Lew
Action-packed from first to last. Tom Cruise is so good at being a psycho. How did we not see this earlier??
Carlos Magalh„es
A satisfying and gloomy romantic vampire story, well directed and with elegant lines written by Anne Rice, evoking a sensual gothic atmosphere that makes us… More
xGary Xx
A vampire from born in New Orleans in the 18th century tells the tale of his life to an incredulous reporter. Anne Rice's own adaptation of her novel is… More
Manu Gino
Drink From Me And Live Forever Not the great movie I thought it was gonna be.This isn't the greatest movie that has ever been made, it's certainly… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Before the Twilight series Anne Rice had had own concoction of the beasts of bloodsucking terror turned, transformed, into suave gents making the best of a bad… More
Jennifer Xu
Why is this movie so long? Things I liked: Kirsten Dunst's angelic little face, Brad Pitt's hot bod, the creative way some of these people die, the… More

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