Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This isn't a great movie. But it's sincere as an entertainment, it looks good, it's atmospheric, and I will perk up the next time I hear Gianna is in a picture.
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The Hollywood Reporter

The mixed-gene pool of talent doesn't quite jell, but a saving grace is Korean sweetheart Jeon Ji-hyun.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Gory but dramatically inert vampire schlocker.
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Los Angeles Times

Blood's only surprise is that the filmmakers landed Gianna (also known as Gianna Jun, or Jeon Ji-hyun) for the lead. The South Korean megastar proves a more-than-capable action heroine, despite the creative detritus around which she has to navigate.
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While foreign viewers are apt to focus on the action, native English speakers can't help but notice the sheer awkwardness of the performances.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The finale of this tedious piece of Asian-ish action-schlock based on a popular anime series implies an intention to make more. One was plenty for me.
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Weighed down by its plodding mediocrity.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
If only the projectionist could be persuaded to play the first 10 minutes over and over for two hours, this might be a satisfying movie. Unfortunately, the middle and the end feature a weak lead character, choppy fight choreography, humorless dialogue and computer-generated effects that look as if they came from the "Ghostbusters II" era.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Flashbacks show samurai shenanigans, but it's all cluttered and rambling. Watch "True Blood," "Let the Right One In" or "Twilight" instead. Or wait for "Thirst" or "New Moon" or "Daybreakers" or ...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Not only isn't the new effort up to the standards of the anime, it's bloody awful by any standard.
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28 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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