Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov reinvent the time-honored genre and present the terrifying creatures of the night as they were meant to be experienced -- as fierce, visceral, intense and bloodthristy. Abraham Lincoln:… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 22, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 23, 2012
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has visual style to spare, but its overly serious tone doesn't jibe with its decidedly silly central premise, leaving filmgoers with an unfulfilling blend of clashing ingredients.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

The violence quickly becomes numbing, and Benjamin Walker plays Lincoln without the sense of irony needed to keep the historical and supernatural sides of the story consistently entertaining.

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Ricardo Baca
Denver Post

The disconnect between intention and final product is a head scratcher.

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Sarah Marrs

It was the merger of that very real historical account and the fantastical vampire plot that made the book interesting, but the movie sacrificed a lot of that. Too much of that.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

The movie plays safe by cutting every theme down the middle - a swing that's effective when splitting wood or vampire skulls, but dull when applied to filmmaking.

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Eric D. Snider

Bekmambetov doesn't expect us to take the premise seriously, exactly. But he doesn't seem to want us to laugh at it, either.

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Gavin Watson

If you ever wanted to see a vampire throw a horse at a would-be President, or see a man chop down a tree with one blow, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will tick those boxes and more besides.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

Of course it's ridiculous and tasteless and grotesque. It's ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER.

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Andrew O'Hehir

Bekmambetov ... stages hilarious, imaginative, almost free-form action sequences like nobody in the business.

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Scott Weinberg

Rare is a film this silly that's also this quietly clever.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
I enjoyed the storyline of combining the Civil war and Abe Lincoln with vampires, but silver bullets or not, three good guys would not be able to defeat that… More
Spencer S.
Since reading the book, written by the same person who did this screenplay, I have wanted to love this wholly. Alas, that was never to be, because though I love… More
Bruce Bruce
I admit, when I first heard about this movie I was really sceptical. Who wouldn't? It sounds completely absurd even as a work of fiction. Who'd think… More
Cynthia S.
I know that this movie was cheesy. I know that it was a silly concept...BUT, I was really surprised that I enjoyed it anyway. The special effects were enjoyable… More
Alice Shen
Silly premise aside, this film is a mess of torrid pacing and charisma vacuumed non-acting.
"I didnt' know anything about this movie. All I knew was that my niece read the book and wanted the movie badly. So I gave it to her for Christmas. So… More