100

Empire

By Adam Smith
Bold, gruesome and melancholic, this Gothic horrorfest offers us much to sink our teeth into: Cruise - who effectively disappears from the screen for half the film's duration - is terrific, Dunst eerily compelling, Banderas hypnotic.
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100

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The generally faithful script is by Anne Rice herself, the director is "The Crying Game"'s Neil Jordan, and both seem true to themselves and as true as they can be to artistic and visceral expectations. [11Nov1994 Pg. 01.D]
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90

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
His sumptuous film is as strange and mesmerizing as it is imaginatively ghastly. It's a sophisticated, spookily intense rendering of Ms. Rice's story.
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75

TV Guide

This darkly effective horror drama holds plenty of interest, even for those who find Anne Rice's gothic cult novels unreadable.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
But for all its visionary brilliance, the movie version of Interview never lets us close enough to see ourselves in Louis. We're dazzled but unmoved.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A stronger plot engine might have drawn us more quickly to the end, but on a scene by scene basis, Interview with the Vampire is a skillful exercise in macabre imagination.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
When Interview with the Vampire works, it's as compelling and engrossing a piece of entertainment as is available on film today. When it falters, the weaknesses seem magnified.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The look is fine, the effects are special, the cast is solid, and Jordan (in company with Rice) makes a commendable effort to add a cerebral dimension to a visceral genre.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
It is, however, a very satisfying film, and surely the first in a long franchise (it does, after all, bear the subtitle The Vampire Chronicles).
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Dramatically, though, the film is torpid.
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59 out of 100
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