Bram Stoker's Dracula
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

Based on Bram Stoker's classic 1897 novel, this film from Francis Ford Coppola and screenwriter James Victor Hart offers a full-blooded portrait of the immortal Transylvanian vampire. The major departure from Stoker is one of motivation… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: November 13, 1992
DVD Release Date: October 7, 1997
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Overblown in the best sense of the word, Francis Ford Coppola's vision of Bram Stoker's Dracula rescues the character from decades of campy interpretations -- and features some terrific performances to boot.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

This luscious film restores the creature's nobility and gives him peace.

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Time Out

This lack of a convincing central dynamic leads to the occasional sense that the film is little more than a spectacular edifice, but you'll be too spellbound to resist seduction.

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Adam Mars-Jones
Independent (UK)

James Hart's screenplay may put Bram Stoker's name up there in the title, but there's no certainty that the author would recognise the result.

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Todd McCarthy
Variety

Overall, this Dracula could have been less heavy and more deliciously evil than it is, but it does offer a sumptuous engorgement of the senses.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

With Dracula it's apparent that Mr. Coppola's talent and exuberance survive.

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Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot

What we're left with is a gorgeous, but tedious adaptation of the classic tale that feels confused about its own identity, leaping this way and that, while at other times just meandering about.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A somewhat dispersed and overcrowded story line that remains fascinating and often affecting thanks to all its visual and conceptual energy.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

It is Coppola's most lavish and, certainly, his most flamboyant film; never before has he allowed himself this kind of mad experimentation.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Coppola's stunning adaptation of the classic vampire novel is a movie lover's dream, as the director elected to rely on old-school cinematic techniques (albeit executed with modern-day aplomb) to punch across his bold and bloody interpretation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
During the early 90's there was a reinvigoration for classic horror characters that were tackled by some of the most reputable names in the movie business.… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Coppola tries so hard to make something stylish above anything else that his film seems like a ludicrous comedy, with so many laughable camera movements,… More
Cory Taylor
For Carpathian art direction, set design and costuming (the vermilion leather ripples on Dracula's battle armor, etc.), 'Bram Stoker's… More
Zach Brehany
In his rather extensive career, Francis Ford Coppola has given us some of the most iconic, famous, and history changing films from The Godfather Trilogy (yes, I… More
Melvin White
Dracula: Listen to them: the children of the night. What sweet music they make. "Lord Never Dies" After just recently reading Dracula for the first… More
Mike S
Dark, sensual and very atmospheric. Precisely the way a movie about Dracula should be. The storyline is great, and the visuals even better. At least when it… More