Love at First Bite
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George Hamilton confounded his detractors by turning in a first-rate comic performance in Love at First Bite. Hamilton plays Count Dracula, who is evicted from his Transylvanian domicile when the Communist government decides to nationalize his castle. With faithful toady Renfield (Arte Johnson) at his side, Dracula heads for the Big Apple, where he finds the vampire pickings radically different from those on his home turf: for example, ol' Drac suffers the mother of all hangovers when his sinks his fangs into the neck of a wino. Klutzy Cindy Sondheim (Susan Saint James) falls in love with… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The production's genially tatty air enhances its anarchical mood and encourages one to go with its goofy yet often shrewd comic flow."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"If you haven't smoked any wolfsbane you might wonder why you have such fond memories of this one."
‑ , Entertainment Weekly
"A mostly likable and spirited Dracula pic, played as a silly spoof."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There are killer lines and exchanges, but not the overall consistency you'd hope for, or the kind of energy that could drive a stake through our ennui."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Resolutely mainstream; its humor sticks largely to sitcom-level jokes about Jews, sex, drugs, and the Dracula legend."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Casting Dracula as the Last Romantic, Scott Fitzgerald-style, was a clever idea, but nothing clever remains in the film's hodgepodge of flat one-liners and graceless slapstick."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"See it when you feel at your silliest."
‑ , Time Out
"Although much of this is pretty funny, the film is a scattershot affair that tries to milk laughs out of the most mundane and tired gags."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"[C]lever, funny commentary on a new era of interpersonal relationships when no one knew what they wanted or how to articulate it."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"What would happen if Dracula was victimized by life in modern New York City? It's a fun notion and George Hamilton makes it work."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"A coarse, delightful little movie with a bang-up cast and no pretensions at all."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"...hopelessly dated..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Hamilton is great as the count with a heart, and an endless stream of jokes ensures that at least a good handful are spot on."
‑ , Film4
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