Interview with the Vampire
Interview with the Vampire (1994)

Anne Rice's best-selling romantic horror tale about the origins of a centuries-old vampire inspired this popular, atmospheric chiller. One of director Neil Jordan's major Hollywood productions, the film stays close to its source… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 11, 1994
DVD Release Date: August 28, 1997
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite lacking some of the book's subtler shadings, and suffering from some clumsy casting, Interview with a Vampire benefits from Neil Jordan's atmospheric direction and a surfeit of gothic thrills.

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Director Neil Jordan has always had an affinity for underdogs, and he has created a film that can be viewed as empathetic to any oppressed group. Homosexuals may claim it as their emotional story

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Todd McCarthy

The leading performances, if acceptable, are not everything they needed to be to fully flesh out these elegant immortals.

Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

This Golden Razzie Award-winner for Worst Screen Couple arrives dead and unmoving. And, mortal sin for the genre, it is not scary or campy.

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David Ansen

It's about seduction, and either you succumb to its inky entrapments or you resist. When its mojo was working, I was happy to be had.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

The major problem lies with Rice's own script, which is dramatically repetitive and philosophically banal.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a glorified Jean Rollin vampire film that places sexual emphasis on blood sucking and vampirism...

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Why would Tom Cruise be playing Lestat, a gaunt, suave European vampire with a taste for young men? Because a big movie star can do whatever he wants.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Interview with the Vampire promises a constantly surprising vampire story, and it keeps that promise.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the movie's aggressively overlong running time often does threaten to negate its positive attributes...

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A gloomy, romantic vampire story with an elegant dialogue and a sensual Gothic atmosphere that makes us want to know more and more about those dark creatures.… More
Kevin M. Williams
Before the Twilight series Anne Rice had had own concoction of the beasts of bloodsucking terror turned, transformed, into suave gents making the best of a bad… More
Letitia Lew
Action-packed from first to last. Tom Cruise is so good at being a psycho. How did we not see this earlier??
Manu Gino
Drink From Me And Live Forever Not the great movie I thought it was gonna be.This isn't the greatest movie that has ever been made, it's certainly… More
xGary Xx
A vampire from born in New Orleans in the 18th century tells the tale of his life to an incredulous reporter. Anne Rice's own adaptation of her novel is… More
Jennifer Xu
Why is this movie so long? Things I liked: Kirsten Dunst's angelic little face, Brad Pitt's hot bod, the creative way some of these people die, the… More