Vampire in Brooklyn
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)

Comedian Eddie Murphy tried something different with this 1995 film that he produced and co-wrote, enlisting veteran horror director Wes Craven to give the story some chills. The uneven comedy-horror tale features Murphy as a vampire named… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 27, 1995
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2002
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Neither scary nor very funny, this misguided effort never lives up to its premise.

Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Vampire in Brooklyn is neither funny nor frightening and comes up a tedious middle-road hybrid from veteran scaremeister Wes Craven, who directed.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

To call this a comedy is a sign of optimism; to call it a comeback for Murphy is a sign of blind faith.

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Michael Dequina

Never funny enough to pass muster as a comedy and never scary enough (if at all) to make it as a horror movie.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Neither as good as it might be nor as bad as you might expect.

Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today

Murphy's pale efforts are enough to make one fondly recall Blacula. Now that was one sucker who knew how to make a film that didn't.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Given the talent involved, it's almost impressive how much of a misfire the film is.

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Craven can't keep the comic elements in balance with the horror, and as a result there's no tension or dramatic pull.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

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.

Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Oh, Wes, what did we all do to deserve this?

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Wes Craven has made a career out of directing some of the finest horror films in the genre. However in 1995 he teamed up with Eddie Murphy, who by this time was… More
Jason Owens
Maybe I'm the only one, but I was impressed with this vampire flick and with Eddie Murphy as a vampire.
Phil Hubbs
Another film I haven't seen since release at the cinema, I enjoyed it upon first viewing back then but nowadays I'm not so sure. This film was pretty… More
Lady D'arbanville
Ridiculous yet kind of funny and typically Eddie Murphy. This vampire comedy makes easy watching with some comical moments and several characters for Murphy to… More
Tim Salmons
Has some funny moments.
Dean McKenna
This anemic vampire comedy is yet another misfire by star Eddie Murphy, apparently more concerned with playing multiple roles than with delivering a coherent… More

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