Queen of the Damned
Queen of the Damned (2002)

The second and third novels in author Anne Rice's popular book series The Vampire Chronicles provide the inspiration for this horror sequel starring ill-fated actress and recording artist Aaliyah, who was killed in an airplane crash… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 27, 2002
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67%



Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A muddled and campy MTV-styled vampire movie with lots of eye candy and bad accents.

Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Michael Rymer stages high-tech sequences combining gore, romance, and gothy music, and he has enough conviction to make what could have been very silly strangely provocative.

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Time Out

Rice's complex, sprawling novel is rendered virtually incomprehensible by a combination of lacklustre direction, risible dialogue and shoddy effects.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

It's mainly an excuse for director Michael Rymer to unleash his arsenal of flashy, MTV-type visuals and Moulin Rouge costume designer Angus Strathie to play dress-up.

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Scott Foundas
Variety

It isn't great entertainment or camp, but pic sets its ambitions so low, it can't help partially delivering on them.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Screenwriters Scott Abbott and Michael Petroni have turned Rice's complex Akasha into a cartoon monster.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It's difficult to make a truly boring vampire picture, but the folks behind this draggy adaptation of Anne Rice's bestsellers The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned have done just that.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

The film is vampire roadkill.

Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune

Queen of the Damned leaves us puzzled as to why the term 'damned' applies at all, when vampirism is depicted as so cool, fashion-savvy and glamorous.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Aaliyah is gorgeous, but that doesn't save the film's tedious pacing, and cheesy atmosphere in the end.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
Cannot understand why my fellow vampire lovers raved about this movie. It's so bad. The special effects, music, acting, story, and uh, well almost… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
Starring: Mr. "the crow part 2" aaaaaand Ms. hot black but not totally black singer chick who died in that awful plane crash but makes up for being a… More
Alex roy
Queen of the Damned is a terrible vampire film based on the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice. As a fan of vampire films, I thought that this film simply a missed… More
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
soudtrack rocks..movie's meh...
Dean !
A totally different type of Vampire film to The interview with the Vampire. It uses the same character Lestat from the first, who now awakes in current times,… More
Kylie B
Looks flashy but is ultimately a watered down teen-orientated version of the excellent novel.

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