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A beautiful vampire is stalking the streets of downtown New York in this combination horror film and black comedy. Nadja is the daughter of a recently deceased Romanian count. Nadja wants a different life and refuses to continue his centuries-old tradition of blood-sucking, but old habits are hard to break.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This offbeat horror item works much better as a dreamy mood piece with striking poetic images and as a semicomic appreciation of a few quintessential low-budget actors than as straight-ahead storytelling."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"It is refreshing to see so much style and life in the old undead tale, and to watch this strong cast with its perfect deadpan attitudes."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"This idiosyncratic take on the genre is as much concerned with ordinary family dynamics as the absurdity of its characters' demonic existence."
‑ , Film4
"Unfolding as a languid dream puzzle in Downtown Manhattan nether world, Michael Almereyda's blend of serious and frivolous ideas and mysterious and haunting images recalls David Lynch, who served as film's exec producer and also makes cameo appearance"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A lyrical parody of the vampire genre."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A lovely idea for a film that's been beautifully executed but slips too far off its narrative tracks to get where it wants to go."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Michael Almereyda's insanely brilliant fantasia on the Dracula legend."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"Not without interest, but less satisfying than even an average Hammer horror."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
"If Nadja is to be considered an interesting failure, there's something to be said for the value and substance of broken treasures."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Clever and innovative take on vampire mythology in a contemporary tale set in New York City."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Highly stylised b/w camerawork and Pixelvision, moody poeticism, and farcical genre parody merge to tantalising if not altogether coherent effect."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"What could have been a brilliant short becomes deadly, stretched to feature length."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"It may not make much sense, but it never looks less than fabulous."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Too bizarre to be taken seriously and not funny enough to be entertaining."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"[Almereyda's] imagination seems more focused on composing striking shot compositions than in communicating pure and simple human emotions."
‑ Sean O'Neill, Boxoffice Magazine
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