Vampire in Brooklyn
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 10%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Vampire in Brooklyn is neither funny nor frightening and comes up a tedious middle-road hybrid from veteran scaremeister Wes Craven, who directed."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"They're no match, though, for the crushing disappointment of having to watch Murphy on the comic sidelines. It's like going to a Barbra Streisand concert and being asked to listen with her while the rhythm section sings."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Given the talent involved, it's almost impressive how much of a misfire the film is."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Essentially little more than a romantic triangle with a 'good versus evil' twist, it's not a bad film, but it is also neither winningly funny enough to exploit Murphy's talents nor bitingly scary enough to exploit Craven's."
‑ Wade Major, Boxoffice Magazine
"Lightweight fun."
‑ Scott Rosenberg, San Francisco Examiner
"Neither as good as it might be nor as bad as you might expect."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Doesn't live up to its promise or premise."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Oh, Wes, what did we all do to deserve this?"
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"The horror relies on special effects so obvious that the scares are compromised."
‑ Catherine Cantieri, Apollo Guide
"Kadeem Hardison is the best thing about this film, playing Maximillian's slowly rotting ghoul henchman. However; one has to wonder about a film where Eddie Murphy needs comic relief."
‑ Madeleine Williams, Cinematter
"To call this a comedy is a sign of optimism; to call it a comeback for Murphy is a sign of blind faith."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Never funny enough to pass muster as a comedy and never scary enough (if at all) to make it as a horror movie."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Is it comedy? Is it horror? Uneven film that never lives up to its potential as either."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (
"The bottom line is that Vampire in Brooklyn is funny and gross, but saddled with a pedestrian storyline that denies any real magic in its premise and sinks its potential as a dark fantasy."
‑ Bryant Frazer, Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
"Neither all that scary nor all that hilarious, Vampire in Brooklyn falls directly between the two, into the valley of mediocrity."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
More reviews for Vampire in Brooklyn on Rotten Tomatoes

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